Howard Hawks really was a directorial genius. This is a really different and fascinating film. Brilliantly played with a great deal of humanity by all involved.

9 years ago


Great film. Yeah, I also felt the vibe of Wages of Fear..

4 years ago


I'd say this movie must have had an influence on The Wages of Fear. Definitely different movies but they share a nihilistic view of white folk working rough jobs in South America.

Another thing I was really impressed by was the aerial photography during MacPherson's flight. I wasn't aware there was anything that good until the post-WWII period, when directors like William Wyler and John Sturges came back from serving as Air Force filmmakers with a ton of experience under their belts.

4 years ago

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