The Adventures of Hal 5
|The Adventures of Hal 5|
|Directed by||Don Sharp|
|Produced by||Gilbert Church|
|Written by||Don Sharp|
|Based on||novel Hal 5 and the Haywards by Henry Donald|
Bushey Film Studios
|Distributed by||Children's Film Foundation|
Hal 5, an old car, is discovered by two children and purchased by their uncle, a vicar (William Russell). The garage proprietor, Goorlie, conceals Hal's faulty transmission.
Robert Shall, who wrote a book on CCF movies, had Hal 5 "combines two favorite CFF elements: gentle fantasy and nostalgic affection for vintage vehicles of varying kinds...the appeal, apart from the charming anthropomorphic car, lies in the presentation of a rural idyll... the pace is particularly leisurely."
- ADVENTURES OF HAL 5, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 25, Iss. 288, (Jan 1, 1958): 152.
- The Adventures of Hal 5 at Chestnut.com
- Obituary: Don Sharp: His eerily atmospheric Hammer horror films included The Kiss of the Vampire Bergan, Ronald. The Guardian 24 Dec 2011: 39.
- Shail, Robert (21 March 2016). The Children's Film Foundation: History and Legacy. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 55-56.
- The Adventures of Hal 5 on IMDb
- Films at Childrens Film and Television Foundation
- The Adventures of Hal 5 at BritMovie (archived)