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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929)

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Credited cast:
Lili Damita ...
Ernest Torrence ...
Raquel Torres ...
Don Alvarado ...
Duncan Renaldo ...
Henry B. Walthall ...
Michael Vavitch ...
Emily Fitzroy ...
Jane Winton ...
Gordon Thorpe ...
Jaime
Mitchell Lewis ...
Paul Ellis ...
Don Vicente
Eugenie Besserer ...
Tully Marshall ...
A townsman
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30 March 1929 (USA)  »

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First version of classic book - part-talkie.

This first cinematic version of the classic book is a part-talkie, although the only surviving print is silent (housed in the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY). It is a straight-forward telling of the intermingled lives of a group of strangers doomed to die in a collapsing bridge accident. The Art Direction, paltry and unremarkable, surprisingly won an Oscar over the far more remarkable work nominated in THE IRON MASK. The special effect scene of the lovers plummeting with the bridge into the chasm is unforgettable and remarkbly done.


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