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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  11 February 1944 (USA)
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

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Storyline

An ancient Inca rope bridge spanning a chasm in the Peruvian Andes collapses, sending five travelers to their deaths in the gorge below. A monk who was nearby, Father Juniper, decides to investigate the lives of those who died in order to see if the tragedy was a result of chance or some divine plan. Written by duke 1029@aol.com

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Beautiful... Bewitching ... the Perichole ... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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11 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El puente de San Luis Rey  »

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(Hypercube restored) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Inexplicably this version of the Wilder novel is set in 1774, not 1714, as the novel and 2004 version are. See more »

Quotes

Esteban: The more tome I spent at school, the less I understand the wind and the weather.
Michaela Villegas: If we don't understand ourselves, how can we ever expect to understand anybody else?
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Version of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) See more »

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Poor Poor Mama
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Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Herbert Stahlberg
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Really stagy, over acted, over music'd
22 January 2004 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

Really stagy, over acted, over lit, over music'd with almost constant strings. Could have been so much better. Almost painful to watch and I usually love old B&W movies. The combination of the bad lighting and unbelievably almost non-existent creativity in choosing camera positions make whatever abilities the actors had virtually invisible.


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