MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 30,700 this week

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  11 February 1944 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 113 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 250 titles
created 20 Apr 2011
 
a list of 2754 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 3141 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 65 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Verdict (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After an Innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring
Up in Arms (1944)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth
Edge of Doom (1950)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans
King of Jazz (1930)
Animation | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This revue presents its numbers around the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman, besides that it shows in it's final number that the European popular music are the roots of American popular music... See full summary »

Directors: John Murray Anderson, Pál Fejös
Stars: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall
Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye
Champion (1949)
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell
Min and Bill (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Director: George W. Hill
Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan
Tchaikovsky (1969)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directors: Igor Talankin, L. Sadikova
Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Antonina Shuranova, Kirill Lavrov
Trial (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sensitive, educated black man's World War II-time problems. This is essentially the duplicate of his peace-time problems which are pointed up in a flashback of his life, and primarily of ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lynn Bari ...
...
...
...
...
Donald Woods ...
Blanche Yurka ...
Barton Hepburn ...
...
Emma Dunn ...
Doña Mercedes
Abner Biberman ...
Maita
Antonio Triana ...
Dancer at Viceroy's Party
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rope bridge | gorge | andes | bridge | chasm | See more »

Taglines:

And they called her The Perichole! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El puente de San Luis Rey  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Hypercube restored)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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?
See more »

Connections

Version of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Poor Poor Mama
(uncredited)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Herbert Stahlberg
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
We love Nazimova, otherwise...
24 August 2004 | by (Augusta, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I was so curious about Nazimova acting in the forties; I barely managed to get through the beginning of the film without her.

Bari is striking, but it might as well be Hedi Lamarr for all the Peruvian flavor thus imparted.

We can almost slightly believe 'Uncle Pio'

Otherwise, one simply watches this to see the phenomenon of Alla Nazimova as the Marquesa, who obviously only slightly enjoyed playing the horrible bitch and accessed the despicability of the costumes and sets with her Stanislavskian training to invoke bitter.

I was curious to note that Alla came through excellently in sound production. Which begs the question, "What the hell was she doing in the 1930's?"

Alla was clearly waiting to get paid and really deserves top billing over Bari.


6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?