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Violent Road (1958)

 |  Adventure, Drama  |  10 May 1958 (USA)
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Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

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Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

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... to ride the load he rode you had to be more than a man! See more »

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Mitch Barton: If we run out of oil, we'll spit in the engine.
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Version of Robert Montgomery Presents: Wages of Fear (1954) See more »

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Breezing Along With The Breeze
by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons (as Seymour B. Simons) and Richard A. Whiting (ASCAP)
Marlong Music Corp./Remick Music Corp.
Sung by Sean Garrison
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"Drivers Wanted. Dangerous Work. High Pay."
25 December 2008 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

While I can't say I prefer this film to either Wages of Fear or Sorcerer, I agree that it is pretty enjoyable. Some of the wisecracks and banter are pure 1950's hard-boiled pulp, and Brian Keith has never been better as a certain type of swaggering man's man particular to that Era.

"Walker would shrink his own mother's head for a dollar."

"I'm not allergic to a buck, either."

"You pull a stunt like that again I'll rub yer head in the sand til its hamburger!"

While all of this is certainly amusing in a time capsule kind of way, the film itself plays like the storyboards to a much more tension-filled film. Compared to the trials and tribulations undergone by the doomed men in both Wages of Fear and Sorcerer, the journey in Violent Road is rather muted. But still, an enjoyable way to spend an hour and twenty eight minutes.


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