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Living in an isolated Mexican town run by Big Oil, Mario is stuck--surrounded by desert and scraping for cash. Fate has humbled his circumstances, but Mario's still a cocky young Sicilian. Then word arrives that an oil well has caught fire. The boss needs strong, brave men to extinguish the flames. It's great money--yet people are reluctant to take the job. Maybe it's the catch: they'll be driving huge trucks along a badly-maintained mountain road with sheer drop-offs. Maybe it's the other catch: the trucks will be loaded with nitroglycerin. Yves Montand plays the lead in this classic existential thriller.

| 1953 | 2 hr 11 min | 8.1/10
Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck
Janus Films
Henri-Georges Clouzot
The Wages of Fear

Also directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

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