The Long Haul

Synopsis: Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final run to cash out a load of furs and they get lost on the way through the forest. The three drive the truck over the mountain to connect with the waiting ship in the harbor. The rocky terrain is a tense journey, until they try to cross the steam. Then it gets really good when they get stuck and have to remove a front tire in the middle of the stream. Harry's arm gets caught under the truck fender, they get loose but can't get up the embankment. There's an OK fist fight and then the trucks load slide off and crushes Joe Easy. That gets Harry & Lynn to the waiting ship. Harry then has guilty remorse and returns with Lynn to the wife and hospitalized son. They reconcile and the Police arrest harry for all his crimes.Lynn heads back to her dead end life at "The Congo Club"
100 min

Come on all you guys. Get to it.

Hiya Harry. What kept you?

You kidding? You know what

you can do with this weather.

Why you care? This time next

week you're back in the States.

You mean it came through?

- Don't ask me, ask the Captain.

See you.

Good luck .. you lucky stiff.

Come on all you guys, get moving.


Hiya, sweetie.

Daddy .. Daddy, Daddy.

Daddy. Hi, Daddy.

- Hiya, Butch.

Say, you're up awful late.

Way past your bedtime.

He insisted on waiting

up until you came home.


- Hi.

Hey Pa, guess what? I shot a bear today.

You did?

- And a lion and a tiger.


- We went to the zoo.

Say Butch, how'd you like to go to a

place they've got real lions and bears?

Gee, when can we go, Daddy?

Oh, in about a couple of weeks.

We'll be taking a long airplane trip.

You, me and mum.

You mean we're going to America?

- That's right.

Now be a good boy and go to sleep, and

I'll tell you about it in the morning.

Goodnight, Daddy.

- Night.

Goodnight, Mum.

- Goodnight Tommy.

So you're discharge came through?


You don't seem very pleased about it.

I'll be very pleased to get

away from this sort of life.

Six years of living in married quarters.

I've begun to feel as if I'd

joined the army myself.

You don't want to go to America do you?

Look, Connie.

I know that we've been

through this before.

But I still don't understand why.

The soup will get cold.

- Why, Connie?

I just don't want to go. That's all.

But Connie, everything is all set.

Al's taking me into his business ..

Al ..

I don't believe Al even has a business.

Are you kidding?

His father left him one of the largest

canning factories in California.

What's he going to do?

Make you a partner?

I don't understand you, Connie. You were

right here in this room the day Al left.

You remember what he said.

- He said a lot of things.

He was a big talker all round.

- Alright, alright.

So he was a big talker, but he's

always played it straight with me.

What do you have against him?

It's nothing to do with Al. It's just ..

- Just what?

Well Harry, couldn't we wait a while?

All we seem to have done these

past six years is pack and unpack.

I've got a home, too.

And a mother that I haven't

seen since we were married.

Couldn't spend a few months in

England before we go to America?

You mean, in Liverpool?

It is my home, Harry.


We'll spend a few months in Liverpool.

But what do I do for a job?

Well, uncle George would

find you something.

Uncle George, huh?

Look, Harry.

I love you very much.

I wouldn't want to stand in

your way. You know that.

If you'd just do this for me.

Well, it looks like a ..

I'm going to quit working

for Uncle Sam ..

And start working for uncle George.

Thank you.

Come here.

Oh no, Harry. The steak. It will burn.

Ten pound a week plus meals and

lodging allowance for a 44-hour week.

I should have stayed in the army.

Hey, tighten them ropes.

Do you want to lose that load?

You got to watch them all the time.

Well, there you are.

Take it or leave it.

I don't have much of a choice, do I.

Alright. Come on.

This is yours, Miller.

How far is Glasgow?

Two hundred miles.

That'll take about ten hours, huh?

You've been reading them

rules and regulations.

In this game, if you can't make

400 miles a day, you're fired, so ..

Climb aboard my boy and let

your uncle Casey lead the way.

Well, hello.

- Hi.

A coffee.

- A cup of coffee.

Well, we made pretty

good time there, lad.

We sure did.

There is nothing like a strong cup of

tea for keeping the weather out.

Who are your friends?

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Ken Hughes

Kenneth Graham "Ken" Hughes (19 January 1922 – 28 April 2001) was a British film director, writer and producer, who is best known as the co-writer and director of the children's film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). more…

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