Wages of Fear

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France | 1953 | 131 minutes | Henri-Georges Clouzot

February 15, 2014

Four men, trapped in a pestilent South American village, agree to transport a dangerous shipment of nitroglycerine through treacherous terrain.

This existentialist action movie is arguably the most suspenseful film ever made. Yves Montand and Charles Vanel star, and earn every cent.

  • Original Language Title: Le salaire de la peur
  • Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Principal Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
  • Country: France, Italy
  • Year: 1953
  • Running Time: 131 minutes
  • Producer: Raymond Borderie, Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Screenplay: Georges Arnaud, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi
  • Cinematographers: Armand Thirard
  • Editors: Madeleine Gug, Etiennette Muse, Henri Rust
  • Music: Georges Auric
  • Language: French, Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Janus Films