Tag Archives: Cy Endfield

Hell Drivers (1957) Cy Endfield, Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hell Drivers (1957)
The story [from a short story by John Kruse, adaptation by Cy Endfield], said to be based on a real one, has to do with the rivalries of a gang of haulage truck drivers, operating between gravel pits and a construction site.
Stanley Baker is an ex convict who gets a job as one of these drivers and immediately falls foul of Patrick McGoohan, the firm’s ace driver. Baker discovers that McGoohan and William Hartnell, the manager, are running a racket.

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Zulu (1964) Cy Endfield, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, Drama, History, War

Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964)
Two Lieutenants, Chard of Engineers and Bromhead find that their 140 man contingent in Natal has been isolated by the destruction of the main British Army column and that 4,000 Zulu warriors will descend on them in hours. Each has a different military background in tactics and they are immediatly in conflict on how to prepare for the attack. Nearly a third of the men are in the infirmary, as the welsh company tries to somehow survive with no help in sight. Based on a true story.

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The Limping Man (1953) Cy Endfield, Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The Limping Man (1953)
American Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges)) arrives in London to take up an interrupted romance with Pauline French (Moira Lister), whom he hasn’t seen in six years. At the airport a man standing alongside Pryor is slain by an unseen sniper, and he is detained by Scotland Yard for questioning. Released, he goes to Pauline’s apartment, and learns that she had an intimate association with the slain man and is not interested in talking about it. Scotland Yard also knows this and Pryor and Pauline are kept under surveillance. After complications involving the dead man’s wife, it is found that the man Pauline knows isn’t dead at all and isn’t who he is supposed to be.

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