Leyland Lorry Star at Oxted Cinema

posted by andygarner on October 10, 2008 at 7:45 am

OXTED, SURREY, ENGLAND — Step back into 1957 on sunday 12th October at 11am at the Screen Cinema, Oxted Surrey, United Kingdom.

A special treat awaits all fans of 1950’s trucking movies with a special showing of the 1957 film “The Long Haul” starring Victor Mature, Diana Dors and of course a Leyland Octopus truck.There will be a “full supporting programme” of vintage & classic ads, trailers, and 2 short trucking films plus a surprise item!! With a display of original publicity from the film in the foyer, dont miss this unique programme in one of the Uks last remaining single screen cinemas.

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Comments (3)

ticktock11 on October 10, 2008 at 11:59 am

“1950’s trucking movies”?

I had no idea. Are there many of them?


andygarner on October 13, 2008 at 9:46 am

hi monica,
there are a few trucking movies about, starting with the 1930s british version of "They drive by night" featuring a Scammell tractor unit and many driving scenes on british roads, next comes the Warner Bros film of the same name starring Bogart,Raft, Ann Sheridan & Ida (the doors made me do it!!!) Lupino.the USA version has nothing to do with the british one. next comes "Thieves Highway" with Richard Conte,and Valetine Cortez.1953 saw the french "Wages of Fear" with Yves Montand. Next up is the 1957 british "Helldrivers" starring Stanley Baker and Patrick McGoohan, followed by "The Long haul" next is the 1963 2nd feature "The Hijackers" with Antony Booth,followed by the abysmal 1974 "Alfie Darling" starring a totally miscast Alan Price as a long distance truck driver.I suppose that the last true trucking movie would be "Convoy" with Kris kristofferson and Ali Mcgraw.Checkem out on www.imdb.com
regards Andy

ticktock11 on October 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm


Thanks. I had no idea the genre existed.

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