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Wages Of Fear, The (1953)
Genre: Drama Thriller (France, Italy)
Starring: Yves Montand (Z • Jean de Florette), Charles Vanel (Les diaboliques • To Catch a Thief)
Directed By: Henri-Georges Clouzot (Les diaboliques • Quai des Orfèvres)
Overview: In a poor South American town dominated by the Southern Oil Company, a shipment of nitroglycerine is desperately needed to put out a massive fire. The SOC, without the special equipment needed to safely transport the explosives, offers four drivers a large reward to risk their lives to carry the deadly cargo up the mountain.
Bill O'Brien: The Hell with the Union! There's plenty of tramps in town, all volunteers. I'm not worried. To get that bonus, they'll carry the entire charge on their backs.
Bradley: You mean you're gonna put those bums to work?
Bill O'Brien: Yes, Mr. Bradley, because those bums don't have any union, nor any families. And if they blow up, nobody'll come around bothering me for any contribution.
Performance: 9 Cinematography: 8 Script: 8 Plot: 8 Mood: 9
Overall Rating: 84% (High Wages Indeed)
Criterion included some interesting special features on this The Wages of Fear Blu-Ray, including a segment on the parts that were censored by America in the original theatrical release. Naturally, ironically, these were all the best parts of the first hour. Seeing them strung together added an interesting context into the perceived anti-American sentiment surrounding this film in 1953. I recommend you stick around and watch some of those special features on the Criterion Blu-Ray disk.