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Across the Bridge (1957)

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Corporate executive Carl Schaffner is a German-born British industrialist in New York on business. After he gets word that Scotland Yard is investigating a $3,000,000 embezzlement he has ... See full summary »

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Carl Schaffner
David Knight ...
Johnny
Noel Willman ...
Chief of Police
Marla Landi ...
Mary
Dolores ...
Dolores
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Chief Inspector Hadden
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Police Sergeant
Alan Gifford ...
Cooper
Ingeborg von Kusserow ...
Mrs. Scarff (as Ingeborg Wells)
Bill Nagy ...
Paul Scarff
Faith Brook ...
Kay
Marianne Deeming ...
Anna
Stanley Maxted ...
Milton
Mark Baker ...
Baggage Man
Jack Lester ...
Sam
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Storyline

Corporate executive Carl Schaffner is a German-born British industrialist in New York on business. After he gets word that Scotland Yard is investigating a $3,000,000 embezzlement he has committed, the imperious, mean-spirited Schaffner thinks he has sufficient time to take an inconspicuous train to Mexico where he can escape extradition. He miscalculates, and his crime has become headline news before he can cross the border. He drugs and switches identities with fellow train passenger Paul Scarff, who looks like him and has a Mexican passport. He throws him off the train but later discovers that Scarff is wanted in Mexico as a political assassin. Schaffner must double back and track down Scarff to get his original passport back. He allows himself to be taken to Mexico as Scarff, where he declares his true identity to local police because as Schaffner he is not wanted there. The local police chief and Scotland Yard inspector Hadden conspire to keep him trapped in the Mexican border ... Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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6 September 1957 (Denmark)  »

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Die Brücke der Vergeltung  »

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Although set in America, this was filmed entirely in England for the interiors and Spain for the exteriors, doubling up for Mexico. See more »

Goofs

Though set in the U.S. at this point, a sign on the wall in the store/gas station/motel (can't remember which) says No Cheques, British spelling, rather than Checks, American spelling. See more »

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Referenced in Kick of Death (1997) See more »

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Music by Trevor Duncan
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
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Stays With You
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like some others here I had seen this movie once many years ago, I was very young and came upon it at least 30 minutes into the film. Over the years I forgot the title of it, but never the plot and Rod Steiger and of course Dolores. I never saw it TV again. I would ask people about it describing the plot but no one seem to remember it.It wasn't until I was looking over Steiger's filmography that I found out the title. I bought the DVD and watched last night and memories of years and years came back over me.The music the photography, the hopelessness. So beautiful, so sad.If you have not seen it yet, please do so. One of the most forgotten movies and one of the best performances Rod Steiger ever gave.


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