MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,548 this week

Violent Road (1958)

 |  Adventure, Drama  |  10 May 1958 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 102 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Richard Landau) , (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Stills We Love: Fort Bowie
| Trailers from Hell
Josh Olson on "Sorcerer"
| Trailers from Hell

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 110 titles
created 10 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1165 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2851 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 9995 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1453 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Violent Road" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Violent Road (1958)

Violent Road (1958) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Violent Road.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sorcerer (1977)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
Alaska Seas (1954)
Crime | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The owner of a salmon cannery in Alaska hires a man who had formerly been his partner, and comes to regret it.

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Robert Ryan, Jan Sterling, Brian Keith
Film-Noir | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook, the crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Brian Keith, Beverly Garland, Dick Foran
Les espions (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A psychiatrist, desperate for money to keep his faltering practice running, makes a deal with a spy to hide a mysterious person in his clinic in return for a million francs. As soon as the ... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Curd Jürgens, Peter Ustinov, O.E. Hasse
Manon (1949)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Serge Reggiani, Michel Auclair, Cécile Aubry
Born Reckless (1958)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Rider Kelly Cobb travels to county rodeos to win money so he can buy a patch of land he wants to call his own. He rescues trick rider Jackie Adams from the clutches of an amorous sports ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Jeff Richards, Arthur Hunnicutt
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Alain Brunet
Stars: Nasser Malekmotei, Pouri Baneai, Ali Azad
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In this western remake of Kiss of Death (1947), a convicted bank robber serving his sentence, and wishing nothing more than to finish his time and get back to his family, gets involved with... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Robert Evans, Dolores Michaels
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A plane crash-lands on a jungle island inhabited by a scientist and his nubile young daughters. Complications ensue.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Jeff Richards, Venetia Stevenson, John Smith
Desert Hell (1958)
Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

French Foreign Legion Captain Edwards, is returning to his post with his desert patrol that is ambushed by an Arab tribe, with Edwards and his sergeant, Benet, the only survivors. Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Brian Keith, Barbara Hale, Richard Denning
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Mitch Barton
Dick Foran ...
Frank 'Sarge' Miller
...
Merry Anders ...
Carrie - The Girl in the Convertible
Sean Garrison ...
Ken Farley
...
Peg Lawrence
...
Manuelo
Arthur Batanides ...
Ben
Ed Prentiss ...
Mr. Nelson
...
Edith Miller
John Dennis ...
Pat Farley
Edit

Storyline

Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell's Highway  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Mitch Barton: If we run out of oil, we'll spit in the engine.
See more »

Connections

Version of Robert Montgomery Presents: Wages of Fear (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brian Keith at his best
9 July 1999 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I only saw this movie once on TV about 20+ years ago but I have never been able to forget it. This movie is worth watching because of one actor, the great Brian Keith. If you know him only from the TV series "Family Affair" you don't know what a great screen persona he had. I remember the beginning of the film when Keith as a truck driver stops his rig at a roadhouse to have a drink. First of all back in the 50's, truck drivers had to be strong because power steering was unheard of. Keith has the biceps to convince you he is a trucker. As he approaches the bar a woman or waitress crosses behind him and he gives her an admiring look over his shoulder. This "look" is what he was best at. It speaks volumes. The film works well as the misfit group of truckers set off on their mission. Each one has a chip on their shoulder and it is up to Keith to keep them in line and focused on their mission. You couldn't find a better man for this job. He didn't really want this assignment, but now that he's got it, he's going to see that the job is done! I recall the plot dragging a bit near the end with Dick Foran dying, but this movie is a must see for Brian Keith fans, as well as those who know him only as "Uncle Bill".


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How times have changed fbm72751
Discuss Violent Road (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?