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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 »

Quotes

Michaela Villegas: [to Uncle Pio] Don't try to make me feel sorry. I have no heart for the theater. I am what I am. I must be what I must be.
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Version of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) See more »

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The Devil Will Get You
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Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
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The great Alla Nazimova...
25 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

steals the film. Too bad the film is an el cheapo production of the Thornton Wilder novel. Lynn Bari gets a rare starring role with Louis Calhern, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Joan Lorring, Blanche Yurka, and Donald Woods rounding out the cast. Bari is game and quite good in some scenes but she can't hold this film together. Nazimova, a great silent star of the teens and 20s, easily steals every scene she's in. The climactic finale is really disappointing and ruins whatever good will the film as accumulated up to that point. Still worth seeing for Nazimova and Bari.


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