#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Brothers Paul and Joe Fabrini run a trucking business in California mainly shipping fruit from farms to the markets in Los Angeles. They struggle to make ends meet in the face of corrupt businessmen and intense competition. They are forced into driving long hours, and one night pick up waitress Cassie Hartley who’s just quit her job at a truck stop. The three of them witness the death of a mutual acquaintance when he falls asleep at the wheel. This has a profound effect on Paul and Joe and they become determined to find a way to make the business pay so they can quit.
Plot: Joe and Paul Fabrini are Wildcat, or independent, truck drivers who have their own small one-truck business. The Fabrini boys constantly battle distributors, rivals and loan collectors, while trying to make a success of their transport company.
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Evil Electric Eye Gets The Skippers Dad
I get more respect for director Raoul Walsh with every film of his I see. In this one for Warner Brothers he does an excellent job with a strong cast telling a story about California Long Haul Truckers in the late 1930’s. The realism is there all the way through.
This is one of George Rafts better performances, and Ida Lupino is excellent as the woman he scorns. Ann Sheridan is very good as the woman he loves. Humphrey Bogart in a supporting role is very good as Rafts brother. Alan Hale Sr. does a fine job as Lupinos husband.
The film gives the viewer a very strong flavor for what the early long haul trucking was like before World War 2. With the roads the way they were in that era, Long Haul in this is shorter than today & trucks were really just getting started, the railroads still dominated freight then in the US.
The story while more predictable than Dark Command which Walsh had just finished, still does a good job of pulling in the viewer with Raft & Bogarts characters flying on the edge of failure early in the film. The accident sequences are done crudely but this was in a day when the special effects were still developing. The main action in this film is truck accidents & a couple of fist fights.
This is a very fundamentally sound film as Raol Walsh always seems to deliver. In this case, the truckers deliver a good story.
excellent “social commentary” picture
This is a very entertaining picture created to expose the plight of some truckers who are overworked and under-appreciated by evil fat cats. Despite this, it really isn’t a preachy film or becomes too bogged down with the message that the rest of the film takes a back seat. The action and suspense work really well as does the pairing of George Raft and Humphrey Bogart. This film is typical of the quality product being churned out by Warner Brothers during this ear.
By the way, as this film came out before Bogart became a breakout star, Raft gets top billing and the lion’s share of screen time and he is essentially the “main hero”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director Raoul Walsh
Writer Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, A.I. Bezzerides
Actors George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Warner Bros. Studio Laboratory, USA
Film Length (11 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm