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The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) (1953)

The Wages of Fear
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William Tubbs

William Tubbs

Bill O'Brien
Darío Moreno

Darío Moreno

Hernandez
Jo Dest

Jo Dest

Smerloff


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Georges Arnaud

Georges Arnaud

(novel)


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A great classic

3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 30 15:12
This movie is almost 60 years old but it has aged pretty well. It is definitely a fascinating picture and one of the greasted classics produced in France. There is no CGI, no expansive special effects but still it really succeeds in being completely suspensfull. The directing is just great and Yves Montand delivers a great perfomance. Definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Fr... read more
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In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.
Release date: 16 February 1955
UPC: 037429134924
1953 (9), France (9), Thriller (9), 1950s (8), Oil (7), Action (7), French (6), Explosion (6), South America (5), Italy (5), Fear (5), Jungle (5), Truck (5), Drama (4), Unemployment (4), Road (4), Explosive (2), Rural (2), Recommended (2), Grand Prize Of The Festival Winner At Cannes (2)
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"This a film by Henri-Georges Clouzot- "French Hitchcock." It's a thriller based on a novel by Georges Arnaud. 4 truck drivers are obliged to transport highly volatile nitroglycerine shipments for The Southern Oil Company. "


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"Watched November The Wages of Fear is a very interesting film that kept me engaged throughout its run-time. I dug the social commentary, the characters are interesting, and the events create tension that keeps you wondering what will happen next. Honestly, I can't think of anything I didn't like about this movie, but at the same time I wasn't especially blown away by it. I liked it and I'd watch it again some day, but I guess it's just not the sort of film that I'd consider a favorite. Definite"


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" Plot: In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. Genre: Adventure | Drama | Thriller Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Stars: Yves Montand , Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli -----} Trailer"


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"First viewing - Nov. 18th/19th Recommended by jaytoast The Wages of Fear is a very interesting film that kept me engaged throughout its run-time. I dug the social commentary, the characters are interesting, and the events create tension that keeps you wondering what will happen next. Honestly, I can't think of anything I didn't like about this movie, but at the same time I wasn't especially blown away by it. I liked it and I'd watch it again some day, but I guess it's just not the sort of film"


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" The Ups: This is how to make a slow-moving thriller about trailers going slowly over South American roads and any bump could trigger an explosion. A movie unafraid to establish characters, motivations and why someone can take on such a life-risking job. It is no wonder why it has been remade several times since. The Downs: The ending is not enormously surprising when one see how pig-headed the main character acts in the final moments of the film, but at least it laughs at life's irony."


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