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Violent Road (1958)

Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.



(screenplay) (as Richard Landau), (story)


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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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Release Date:

10 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell's Highway  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Has its Moments
20 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

This little B-movie may be a long way from its classic French predecessor The Wages of Fear (1953), but it still manages a few shudders. Six guys drive tanker trucks down a winding mountain road, with a load of rocket fuel. One false move and they're less than toast. Of course, there're the inevitable hazards-- a runaway bus, sloppy brakes, and who forgot to tighten the fuel valve, plus, a wild- driving kid (Garrison).

Good thing Brian Keith's in charge. He's perfect for the blue-collar role, though poor Zimbalist Jr. looks a little lost, even as a professor doing double duty as a driver. Notice how they work the good-looking girls into a macho story-line. The movie knows its drive-in audience will get tired of the ugly guys. Also, the canny producers went out and got one of Hollywood's best actresses, Ann Doran, for the heavy-duty role of the Sarge's wife. And, if memory serves, the Kennedy Meadows road northwest of Lone Pine was used for the mountain hair-raiser scenes.

Unfortunately, this is the type of solid little B-movie that would soon drive off into the sunset.

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