Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
When I was a kid, I used to see men go off on this kind of jobs... and not come back. When they did, they were wrecks. Their hair had turned white and their hands were shaking like palsy! You don't know what fear is. But you'll see. It's catching, ...
Although the platform has survived two heavy trucks being driven on it, it collapses completely in splinters when one cable is broken. The hole caused in the rotten floor by the first truck seems to disappear when the second one comes.
The film was cut for U.S. distribution in 1954, in part due to scenes that denounced crooked U.S. business interests in Latin America. The Criterion Collection laserdisc restored the film to its uncut version with 21 minutes of footage removed from other versions of the film.
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