High Explosive (1943)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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High Explosive is a Hollywood "B" precursor to the later, more critically lionized The Wages of Fear. Chester Morris plays a two-fisted trucker who takes on a deadly assignment: Transporting nitroglycerin over bumpy terrain. As half the supporting cast is blown to smithereens, Morris persists in his white-knuckle mission. His diligence is motivated by guilt; Morris had been responsible for the training death of his girl friend's (Jean Parker) brother. High Explosive was a lucrative entry produced by Paramount's "Two Dollar Bills," William Pine and William Thomas.

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brother, child, danger, death, defense [military], driver, emergency, explosion, flying, friendship, girl, girlfriend, guilt, man, mission [quest], national, runaway [from home], shipment, sky, survivor, teacher, training, truck