The Wages of Fear [Le salaire de la peur]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1953. Vintage reference photograph of (L-R) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Charles Vanel, unidentified woman, and Vera Clouzot on the set of the 1953 French film.

Based on the 1950 French novel by Georges Arnaud. Remade in 1958 as "Violent Road," directed by Howard W. Koch starring Brian Keith and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and again in 1977 as "Sorcerer," directed by William Friedkin, and starring Roy Scheider and Bruno Cremer. Henri-Georges Clouzot's breakthrough masterpiece, a tense and literally volatile thriller. Four luckless Europeans are hired by an American oil company to drive two trucks of nitroglycerine through the South American wilderness to extinguish a fire in the oil fields. Winner of the Palme d'Or.

Shot on location in Gard and Bouches-du-Rhone, France.

9.5 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 36. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Grant France. Rosenbaum 1000. Selby France.

[Book #150501]