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Violent Road

Violent Road, also known as Hell's Highway, is a 1958 American remake of The Wages of Fear.[1][2]

Violent Road
Violent Road poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHoward W. Koch
Produced byAubrey Schenck
Screenplay byRichard H. Landau
Story byDon Martin
StarringBrian Keith
Dick Foran
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Merry Anders
Sean Garrison
Joanna Barnes
Music byLeith Stevens
CinematographyCarl E. Guthrie
Edited byJohn F. Schreyer
Aubrey Schenck Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 11, 1958 (1958-04-11)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

Directed by Howard W. Koch and written by Richard H. Landau, it stars Brian Keith, Dick Foran, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Merry Anders, Sean Garrison and Joanna Barnes. The film was released by Warner Bros. on April 11, 1958.[3][4]



After an out-of-control rocket causes death and destruction, trucker Mitch Barton and several other men volunteer for a nearly suicidal mission to deliver rocket fuel--hydrazine, nitric acid, and concentrated hydrogen peroxide--safely over a rough mountain road within three days. Fuel developer George Lawrence hires the man and comes along.

The men take the dangerous job for an exorbitant fee and discuss what they will do with the money. When his brother Ben is too drunk to drive, race car driver Ken takes his place. Frank Miller, determined to provide for his nagging wife, sacrifices himself for the good of the others, plugging a chemical leak with his hand and exposing himself to it fatally.

Detoured by breakdowns, fatigue and a treacherous terrain, plus a runaway school bus, Mitch and the men arrive at their destination and receive their pay.



  1. ^ Dawson, Jonathan. "The Wages of Fear". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Essay".
  3. ^ "Violent Road". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Violent-Road - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved July 15, 2015.

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