The Wages Of Fear (1953)

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Charles Vanel(left) and Yves Montand (right) in Henri-Georges Clouzot's THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953). Courtesy Janus Films. Playing 12/9-12/22

The 9th episode in the Next 100 Project tackles a foreign film, something the AFI obviously couldn’t do. Henri-Georges Clouzot’s ultra-tense thriller about 4 men driving 2 trucks with nitroglycerine in the back takes some time to get going. Once they start driving though, Clouzot keeps you on teetering on the edge of your seat. You know what you need to do before you press play? Buy some Sparkplug Coffee!

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Links to: Yves Montand and Charles Vanel

IMDb’s Top 250

1953 in film

Links to: The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre and Diabolique and The Wild Bunch and Sorcerer and There Will Be Blood and Our Oscars Preview

YouTube links: The director displays his wife’s bountiful chest and the shocking demise of 2 major characters and the bridge scene from Sorcerer and the film’s trailer

Previously on the Next 100 Project: American Beauty

March 21st on the Next 100 Project: The Ten Commandments