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The Wages of Fear ()

Le salaire de la peur (original title)
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

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Mario
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M. Jo
Folco Lulli ...
Luigi
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Bimba (as Peter Van Eyck)
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Linda (as Vera Clouzot)
William Tubbs ...
Bill O'Brien
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Hernandez (as Dario Moreno)
Jo Dest ...
Smerloff
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Camp Chief (as Centa)
Luis De Lima ...
Bernardo
Grégoire Gromoff
Joseph Palau-Fabre
Faustini
Seguna
Darling Légitimus ...
(as Miss Darling)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
René Baranger ...
(uncredited)
Pat Hurst ...
(uncredited)
Evelio Larenagas ...
(uncredited)
Jeronimo Mitchell ...
Dick (uncredited)
Ricardo ...
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François Valorbe ...
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Rico Zermano ...
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Directed by

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Henri-Georges Clouzot

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Georges Arnaud ... (novel)
 
Henri-Georges Clouzot ... (adaptation and dialogue) (as H.G. Clouzot) and
Jérôme Géronimi ... (adaptation and dialogue) (as Jérome Geronimi)

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Raymond Borderie ... delegate producer (as R. Borderie)
Henri-Georges Clouzot ... delegate producer (as H.G. Clouzot)

Music by

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Georges Auric

Cinematography by

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Armand Thirard

Film Editing by

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Madeleine Gug
Etiennette Muse ... (as E. Muse)
Henri Rust

Art Direction by

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René Renoux

Set Decoration by

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René Renoux

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Georges Bouban ... makeup artist (as G. Bouban)

Production Management

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Henri Jaquillard ... unit manager (as H. Jaquillard)
Lucien Lippens ... unit manager (as L. Lippens)
Louis Wipf ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michel Romanoff ... assistant director
Roberto Savarese ... assistant director: Italy

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Marc Desages ... assistant set decorator (as M. Desages)
Pierre Tyberghein ... assistant set decorator (as P. Tyberghien)

Sound Department

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William Robert Sivel ... sound
Arthur Van der Meeren ... sound assistant (as A. Van Der Merren)
Pierre Zann ... sound assistant (as P. Zann)

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Lucienne Chevert ... still photographer
Jean Clouzot ... still photographer (as J. Clouzot)
Jean Dicop ... assistant camera (as Dicop)
Robert Florent ... assistant camera (as Florent)
Robert Juillard ... camera operator (as Robert Juilliard)
Jean Lallier ... camera operator (as J. Lallier)
Louis Née ... camera operator (as L. Née)
Bob Pater ... assistant camera (as Pater)

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Georges Auric ... musical director (uncredited)

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Charles Borderie ... general administrator
Favre ... studio manager
Lily Hargous ... script girl
Lemoigne ... studio manager
Vergne ... studio manager
Howard Vernon ... voice dubbing: Yves Montand
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The complete restored version of the 1953 French classic [reissue] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vite vendute (Italy)
  • Il salario della paura (Italy)
  • The Wages of Fear (Canada, English title)
  • The Wages of Fear (United States)
  • The Wages of Fear (World-wide, English title)
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  • 131 min
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Trivia Yves Montand and Charles Vanel both suffered from conjunctivitis after filming in a pool of crude oil and being exposed to gas fumes. See more »
Goofs In the bar M. Jo puts down a bottle of champagne on the table. It's almost completely full. Luigi then picks it up, while it's still full. However, when he stands up and threatens M. Jo with it, it's empty. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Montand à la rencontre de Pagnol (1986). See more »
Soundtracks The Blue Danube See more »
Quotes Mario: wherever there's oil there's americans.
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