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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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Director:
Writers:
Thornton Wilder (novel)
Howard Estabrook (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
11 February 1944 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
And they called her The Perichole! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Really stagy, over acted, over music'd See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Lynn Bari ... Michaela Villegas

Akim Tamiroff ... Uncle Pio

Francis Lederer ... Esteban / Manuel

Alla Nazimova ... Doña Maria - The Marquesa (as Nazimova)

Louis Calhern ... Don Andre - The Viceroy

Donald Woods ... Brother Juniper

Blanche Yurka ... The Abbess
Barton Hepburn ... Don Gonzalo

Joan Lorring ... Pepita

Emma Dunn ... Doña Mercedes

Abner Biberman ... Maita
Antonio Triana ... Dancer at Viceroy's Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Florence Auer ... Palace Crow (uncredited)

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Pancho (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Extra at Viceroy's Party (uncredited)
Mimi Forsythe ... Villager (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Traveler to Lima (uncredited)
Lola Montes ... Spanish Dancer (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Servant Peeking in Keyhole (uncredited)

Minerva Urecal ... Uncle Pio's Servant (uncredited)

Theodore von Eltz ... Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Rowland V. Lee 
 
Writing credits
Thornton Wilder (novel)

Howard Estabrook (adaptation) and
Herman Weissman (adaptation)

Howard Estabrook (screenplay)

Produced by
Benedict Bogeaus .... producer
Rowland V. Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
 
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle 
John J. Mescall (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Harvey Manger 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Odds 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Yates 
 
Costume Design by
Reynaldo Luza 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Larsen .... makeup artist
Scotty Rackin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Depew .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Dimitri Tiomkin .... musical director
Joseph Nussbaum .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carley Harriman .... assistant to producer
Arthur M. Landau .... production associate
Reynaldo Luza .... technical supervisor
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish subtitles (uncredited)
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish translator for dubbing (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
89 min (Hypercube restored version) | USA:107 min (copyright length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Sweden:Btl | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #9822) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Devil Will Get YouSee more »

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Really stagy, over acted, over music'd, 22 January 2004
Author: ed-209 from Hollywood, California

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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