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This classic is opening in a restored version starting Jan. 20 in selected venues around the country.

When the great French thriller "The Wages of Fear" (1953) was first released in America, it was missing parts of several early scenes -- because it was too long, the U.S. distributors said, and because they were anti-American, according to the Parisian critics.

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Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.

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The Wages of Fear (1955)

Rated NR

148 minutes


Yves Montand as Mario

Charles Vanel as Jo

Directed by

Based On The Novel by

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