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On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more difficult when he finds out that that man is a wanted Mexican criminal. Written by themadmovieman

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6 September 1957 (Denmark)  »

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Die Brücke der Vergeltung  »

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Ken Annakin regarded Across the Bridge (1957) as his finest work. See more »

Goofs

Schaffner leaves NY on a Pennsylvania Railroad train pulled by a GG-1 electric locomotive. A second shot also shows a GG-1. The next couple of shots show the train beyond the electrified territory and being pulled by a covered wagon. But, at just after 12 minutes, there's a GG-1 again. See more »

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Jazz Age
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Music by Reg Owen
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
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Masterfully Done
10 December 2004 | by (Seoul, Republic of Korea) – See all my reviews

I was impressed with the originality of the film and story, and the effectiveness of the portrayal. Rod Steiger does a tremendous job of performing in this film, from start to finish, showing us a dramatic performance in a very interesting story. Ken Annakin is very adept at controlling your emotions, with ease making you feel estranged from the main character when he feels, and at other times making you feel extremely intimate.

The symbolism used is also impressive with the use of the dog representing what he traditionally does (loyalty, fidelity). With the extensive use of symbolism and vivid, personal capturing of the downfall of a business tycoon, we have our emotions beautifully twisted and find ourselves with one of the better endings that one can have to a film.

Although at times throughout the film I sometimes felt lost and that it dragged on, overall it was still a good film that I would recommend to anyone. A very worthwhile film from Ken Annakin.


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