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The Wages of Fear (1953) - Plot Summary Poster

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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.

    - Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>
  • A convoy of trucks driven by four derelicts transports dangerous nitroglycerin to try and quell an oil well fire. Their long, harrowing ride over bad roads with their cargo ready to explode at every jolt and jar; the drivers are gambling with their very lives against the opportunity to escape from their steaming, sordid environment.

    - Written by alfiehitchie
  • In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

    - Written by Anonymous

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