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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 by Howard W. Koch
Produced by Aubrey Schenck
Screenplay by Richard H. Landau
Story by Don Martin
Starring Brian Keith
Dick Foran
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Merry Anders
Sean Garrison
Joanna Barnes
Music by Leith Stevens
Cinematography Carl E. Guthrie
Edited by John F. Schreyer
Production
company
Aubrey Schenck Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • April 11, 1958 (1958-04-11)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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]

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PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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