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Le salaire de la peur = The wages of fear

Author: H -G ClouzotJérôme GeronimiArmand ThirardR BorderieYves MontandAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection [distributor], ©2006.
Series: 50 years of Janus Films.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: H -G Clouzot; Jérôme Geronimi; Armand Thirard; R Borderie; Yves Montand; Charles Vanel; Peter van Eyck; Antonio Centa; Darling Légitimus; Luís de Lima; Jo Dest; Dario Moreno; William Tubbs; Vera Clouzot; Folco Lulli; Georges Auric; Henri Rust; Madeleine Gug; Georges Arnaud; Janus Films.; Filmsonor (Firm); C.I.C.C. Films.; Vera Film.; Fono Roma (Firm); Cinédis (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
OCLC Number: 77084343
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Georges Arnaud.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Released as part of the "Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films."
Credits: Production designer, René Renoux ; music, Georges Auric ; editors, Henri Rust, Madeleine Gug, E. Muse ; production manager, Charles Borderie, Louis Wipf.
Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck, Centa, Miss Darling, Luis de Lima, Jo Dest, Dario Moreno, Faustini, Seguna, William Tubbs, Vera Clouzot, Folco Lulli.
Description: 1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.
Contents: Las Piedras --
Jo arrives --
The date --
Old friends and lovers --
Bar brawl --
Victims --
SOC recruits --
The lucky four --
Scared stiff --
Linda pleads --
Jo's jitters --
Forty miles per hour --
Close call! --
Rotten wood --
Jo flees --
The wages of fear --
A rock in the road --
"Clear out!" --
"A presentable corpse" --
"I'm the strongest" --
The oil pit --
Almost there --
The reward.
Series Title: 50 years of Janus Films.
Other Titles: Wages of fear
Essential art house.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Filmsonor Societe Anonyme ; un film de Henri-Georges Clouzot ; adaptation et dialogues de H.G. Clouzot et Jérome Geronimi ; directeur de la photographie, Armand Thirard ; une co-production Franco-Italienne, C.I.C.C., Filmsonor, Vera Film, Fono Roma ; producteurs-délégués, R. Borderie, et H.G. Clouzot ; distribué par Cinédis.

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In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves.

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