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Onscreen credits contain the following written acknowlegment: "The producer gratefully acknowleges the assistance and facilities made availabe to the producer by Leyland Motors Limited." Tom Morahan's onscreen credit reads "production designer and associate producer." Although American reviews listed the film's running time as 88 minutes, the length of the viewed print, London reviews indicate that the film's running time was 100 minutes at the time of its release in England.
1956 Los Angeles Examiner articles note that The Long Haul was originally to be produced as a co-production of Todon Productions, Inc. and Warwick Film Productions, Ltd., a studio with which Columbia had a long-term business relationship. At that time, Marlon Brando and Robert Mitchum were being considered for the role of "Harry Miller." A 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item indicates that Maxwell Setton was initially set to produce the film for Allied Artists until Columbia signed a deal with the producer. American Cinematographer notes that location filming was done at the London docks. Modern sources add Stanley Rose, Barry Raymond, Susan Campbell, Van Boolen, Madge Brindley, Harcourt Curacao, Arthur Mullard, Norman Rossington, Martin Shaban and Freddie Watts to the cast.