The Wages of Fear (1953)
This is a remake.
Human strengths, dilemmas, sufferings and vanities.
Poster on the wall
Truck drivers driving dangerous loads
Ambulance drivers in the North African desert in world war two face similar perils
Similar opening scenes. Bugs strung together by children.
A character makes a reference.
Crow: "It's 'The Wages of Fear.'"
The film is advertised in Paul House's theatre.
Action thriller about a vehicle that may explode if it is not driven in a certain way
"It's the Arkansas remake of 'Wages of Fear'!"
Title reference to the English title 'The Wages of Fear' (also sometimes used for William Friedkin's 1977 re-make, Sorcerer). Also, both plots revolve around explosives.
The film is scheduled to be shown on movie night.
Mentioned as the original version of Sorcerer
mentioned in documentary.
Pope mentions "The Wages of Fear".
Mentioned by Rich Hall as an example of a European road film.
Mentioned by Jude Law
Acknowledged by Christopher Nolan as a key influence.
The saloon in the tropics
Spoofed in BBC radio comedy The Goon Show as The Fear of Wages (1956 episode), about soldiers delivering a truck load of nitroglycerin and another of Japanese sake. Inevitably the two are mixed up. One of a small number of episodes remade as the Telegoons puppet show, in 1963.
Frenchman driving a truck on a life-or-death mission, cigarette in mouth, gets comrade drenched head to foot in black oil.
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("Wages for Beer")