The Wages of Fear Trailer & Clips


The Wages of Fear (also know as Le salaire de la peur) full movie is released on Feb 16, 1955. Watch The Wages of Fear online - the Spanish Adventure movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $1,098. The Wages of Fear is directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and created by Georges Arnaud with Yves Montand and Charles Vanel. The Wages of Fear is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

In the Central American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.

As know as:

Le salaire de la peur, Le Salaire De La Peur, To merokamato tou tromou, Vite vendute, Lohn der Angst

Release Date:

Jan 01, 1953

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 25, 2005


France, Italy


Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, French, English

Stream Service:

DCA Releasing

Production Companies:

Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC), Filmsonor, Vera Films

Gross worldwide:



The complete restored version of the 1953 French classic [reissue], 'SUSPENSE! CLOSE TO PROSTRATING! ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOCKERS OF ALL TIME!" -... Time magazine (original USA/Canada posters), "TREMENDOUS! BRILLIANT! SUPREME! "...N. Y. Times (original USA/Canada poster, Pictured in Life Magazine as Picture of the Week (original USA/Canada posters), BRITISH ACADEMY AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM!... (original USA/Canada posters), Directed by HENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT who gave you "Le Corbeau" - "Jenny Lamour" and "Manon" (original USA/Canada posters), A film drama of uncommon power!, The film about recklessness, friendship, hatred, fear., A modern tragedy., Nitroglycerine. Once in a lifetime chance, in a village without hope.


Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
Turning the screws with a relentlessness that impresses even in this age of the ruthless, high-tech thriller, Clouzot strings together situations of vividly, almost sadistically imagined danger.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 01, 2014
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
Hitch's bomb-under-the-table suspense formula burnished to an expert sheen.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 06, 2011
Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine
The Wages of Fear contains tension-fraught stretches of "pure cinema" that probably gave even the Master cold sweats.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 06, 2011

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