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This edition: The Wages of Fear

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Episode Details

First aired: June 20, 2015.

(1953/France, 131 min., b&w, adventure-thriller-drama, in French with English subtitles) Dir.: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli. Based on a 1950 novel by Georges Arnaud. When a South American oil well owned by an American company catches fire, the company hires four European men, down on their luck, to drive two trucks over mountain dirt roads, loaded with nitroglycerine needed to extinguish the flames. Distributor: Janus Films. Discussion guest: William Luhr, Saint Peter’s University.

Guest List

William Luhr Saint Peter’s University