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.
Original novel: "Le salaire de la peur", written by Georges Arnaud, published by Julliard, Paris, October 1950, 203 pages.
wherever there's oil there's americans.
As the nitro glycerin is a liquid how do they propose to get it to the heart of the raging fire? Although the explosive is so volatile Bimba gets down from the truck with a whole jerrycan of it in one hand and risks it exploding.
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.
French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian
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