[ Login ]

Advertising

Last completed movie pages

Fin de la linea; La Cárcel del Barrio; Under the Wires; The Postman; La madrastra; Il était une fois le diable; Krupnaya nepriyatnost; The Drummer and the Keeper; Capitaine Singrid; Yi chu ji fa; Fei Po Nai Nai Nau Gai Sik; Siivoton juttu; The Runaway Barge; Disturbing Behavior; The Rookies; (more...)

The Long Night Haul, Short Movie, 1958 IMDB

Pictures provided by: dsl

Display options:

Comments about this movie

See all comments about this movie and its vehicles

AuthorMessage

dsl SX

2018-04-17 05:13

Quote

[Image: title.478.jpg] [Image: titleb.90.jpg]

19-minute orgy of trucks, taken from
[Image: compx3.jpg]
British Transport Films Volume Eight: Points and Aspects 2-DVD set. Can be seen here

Described in a few places as a history of BRS, it's more of a propaganda film about all the dynamic things BRS is doing for trucking and truckers, but it is a big budget production and well delivered. "... an ambitious and complex film celebrating the foundation of the British Road Service’s general haulage truck service.... film is notable for a range of photographic challenges in black and white – shooting at night, sympathetic portraiture without condescension and an opportunity for showing the heraldry of the highway." - from here.

So eyes down and get ready for a long night .... There will probably be some duplicates and merges - I'll leave those decisions in the hands of The Council of Knowledgeable Experts.

To note that imdb and BFi/BTF both say 1956, but there's a Thames 400E (launched Sept 57) and a roadside poster for a foreign event in 1959
[Image: 11-54400e.jpg] [Image: 1959.jpg]

so date likely to be 1958 or early 1959. There's one July/Aug 1957 plate date as well. Shares a small clip with another BRS film from 1960, although there it's in colour, here black and white.

Rejects
[Image: r01-01.jpg] [Image: r01-01b.jpg]

[Image: r03-10.jpg] [Image: r03-16.jpg]

[Image: r03-18.1.jpg] [Image: r05-35.jpg]

[Image: r09-52.jpg]

Add a comment

You must login to post comments...

Advertising