The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear

Release Date



  • Henri-Georges Clouzot


  • Yves Montand
  • Charles Vanel
  • Peter van Eyck

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

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. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

Past Programs


The Physiology of Fear

Athena Cinema, Athens, OH