Combustible Celluloid
Stream it:
Download at i-tunes iTunes
Own it:
Get the Poster
Search for streaming:
NetflixHuluGoogle PlayGooglePlayCan I
With: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Antonio Centa, Darling Legitimus, Folco Lulli, William Tubbs, Vera Clouzot
Written by: H.G. Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, based on a novel by Georges Arnaud
Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
MPAA Rating: NR
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 148
Date: 04/22/1953

The Wages of Fear (1953)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Wheels Go Round and Round

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Regarded by many as a mere Hitchcock knockoff, Henri-Georges Clouzot nonetheless instills his film with the most exhilaratingly gut-wrenching suspense imaginable. Stranded in a small South American village, a group of men (led by Yves Montand) take a job driving truckloads of nitroglycerine through rocky, dangerous territory. Every turn of the wheels brings on another bead of sweat... William Friedkin remade this film as Sorcerer (1977).

CD Universe
Movies Unlimtied