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The Wages of Fear (1953)

Le salaire de la peur (original title)

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Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck


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.
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An existential suspense classic, The Wages of Fear blends nonstop suspense with biting satire; its influence is still being felt on today’s thrillers.
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