Wages of Fear Movie Review 1955

Information and Film Reviews for Wages of Fear the Movie

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American oil company controls a desolate Central American town whose citizens desperately want out--so desperately that four are willing to try a suicide mission to deliver nitroglycerine to put out a well-fire raging 300 miles away. The company's cynical head has offered $2000 to each man, enough to finance escape from the hell-hole they live in. Complex, multi-dimensional drama concentrates on character development for the first half--crucial to the film's greatness. This is the restored version. Remade by William Friedkin as "Sorcerer" in 1977. Based on a novel by Georges Arnaud. In French with English subtitles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Restored Footage, Central America, Jungle Stories, Big Rigs, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast
Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck, Vera Clouzot, Folco Lulli, William Tubbs
Cinematography
Armand Thirard
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Music
Georges Auric
Producer
Hal Roach Dist, DCA

Awards

British Acad. 1954: Film; Cannes 1953: Actor (Vanel), Film.

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