Celebrity director Lewis Milestone saw out his career doing TV episodes and this one is quite impressive. It pairs him with the then trendy talent of Rod Steiger, which would be expected to be a mis-match but actually functions quite well.
The piece pivots on the antagonism between gruff bulldozer driver Steiger and quieter company supervisor Beal. The performances are strong, show casing Steiger to effect. Production values are better than usual for film TV and the surprise is that it's possible to see the director of ALL QUIET.. and THE RACKET in this one, with the adjacent caravans giving a chance to frame the characters in windows and doorways.
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