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Violent Road (1958)

Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

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A group of men attempt to transport a highly explosive shipment through the jungle.

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Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

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10 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Mr. Nelson: Walker said I'd have to be crazy if I ever hired you.
Mitch Barton: You bring me up here to tell me that? Why don't you call up your psychiatrist?
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Marlong Music Corp./Remick Music Corp.
Sung by Sean Garrison
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One Hazardous Trip
19 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Violent Road casts Brian Keith taking on a really hazardous trip, transporting three components of rocket fuel, any one of them could reek havoc of some kind if it is jarred. Making it worse Keith has to travel over an abandoned road with little traffic that is rocky. It's like traveling with nitroglycerin with triple the risk.

The place storing the stuff has to move because a military rocket experiment went horribly wrong and crashed into the town causing death and destruction. Keith also has to pick five other men willing to make the risk. One is picked for him, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. who is a scientist and knows how to handle the fuel.

The other four are Sean Garrison, Perry Lopez, Arthur Batanides and Dick Foran. Foran's portrayal is a poignant one. A former Marine who was mandatory retired he can't get used to it. He just drinks all day and bores the young Marines at the bar that Keith finds him. Foran's scenes with wife Ann Doran are truly touching.

The Violent Road is a nice no frills B picture from Warner Brothers, the kind that used to fill the second bill on a program. Now that stuff would be found on television and shortly Keith and Zimbalist would be seen there often.


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