• Inflation

    1942. USA. Cy Endfield. 15 min.

  • Hell Drivers

    1957. Great Britain. Cy Endfield. 92 min.

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Inflation

    1942. USA. Directed by Cy Endfield. With Edward Arnold. This witty wartime propaganda short—a parable of greed—was commissioned by the Office of War Information but was then rejected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its "anti-capitalist" message. 15 min.

  • Hell Drivers

    1957. Great Britain. Directed by Cy Endfield. With its dog-eat-dog politics and breakneck chase sequences, Hell Drivers stands alongside Raoul Walsh's They Drive By Night, Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway, and Henri-Georges Clouzot's Wages of Fear as a gripping allegory of postwar capitalist exploitation and betrayal. The film's swaggering cast features the brooding, cocksure Welshman Stanley Baker and a then-unknown Sean Connery, along with Patrick McGoohan (Secret Agent), William Hartnell (Dr. Who), and Herbert Lom (The Ladykillers). Preserved by the bfi, London. 92 min.