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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 11 February 1944 (USA)
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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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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Inexplicably this version of the Wilder novel is set in 1774, not 1714, as the novel and 2004 version are. See more »

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Uncle Pio: One should never trust a woman.
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Referenced in La périchole, la chanteuse et le dictateur (2000) 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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