The Wages of Fear (1953) (Movie)

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The Wages of Fear
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The Wages of Fear (French: Le salaire de la peur) is a 1953 French-Italian drama film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, and based on the 1950 French novel Le salaire de la peur (lit. "The Salary of Fear") by Georges Arnaud. When a Mexican oil well owned by an American company catches fire, the company hires four European men, down on their luck, to drive two trucks over mountain dirt roads, loaded with nitroglycerine needed to extinguish the flames. The film brought Clouzot international fame, and allowed him to direct Les Diaboliques. In France the film was the 4th highest grossing film of the year with a total of 6,944,306 admissions. Wikipedia


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The Wages of Fear is a member of the following lists: French films, French-language films, Psychological thriller films, Adventure drama films, Palme d'Or winners, Films directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Italian films, 1950s thriller films, 1953 films and French thriller films.

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