The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

M  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  23 October 1969 (Sweden)
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As the Allied armies close in, the Nazis decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maj. Paul Kreuger
Sgt. Angelo
Major Barnes
Brig. Gen. Shinner (as E. G. Marshall)
Gen. Von Brock (as Peter Van Eyck)
Hans Christian Blech ...
Capt. Carl Schmidt
Heinz Reincke ...
Capt. Otto Baumann
Sonja Ziemann ...
Greta Holzgang
Anna Gaël ...
French Girl (as Anna Gael)
Vít Olmer ...
Lt. Zimring (as Vit Olmer)
Corp. Grebs
Robert Logan ...
Pvt. Bissell
Corp. Jellicoe


In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperatly searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhein River, in order to launch a major assault into the center of Germany. "Bridge at Remagen" tells the true story of the battle for this last bridgehead, from both the German and American perspective. Written by Anthony Hughes <>

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After the cast and crew's daring escape from Czechoslovakia during the soviet invasion, filming was resumed near Hamburg, Germany, and near the Pope's summer house at Castelgondolfo, Italy. See more »


Toward the end of the film Maj. Paul Krüger makes his way back to army high command to speak with Generaloberst von Brock when he arrested by the SS. Outside the Wehrmacht (Army) HQ, Several SS officers are seen wearing the famous 1930's era black SS uniforms. This is very common mistake in many WW2 films. The Black SS uniforms were discontinued at the start of the war in 1939 and replaced by the green/grey uniform. Only Waffen SS tank crews wore black uniforms in combat. This was not, however, the all-black uniform worn by the pre-war SS, but rather a short, black waist-cut coat similar in style to that worn by tank crews in the Wehrmacht. See more »


Major Paul Kreuger: So, Captain Baumann, I trust that in the event of an emergency, at least the explosives are in place to blow up the bridge?
Capt. Otto Baumann: Not yet, Herr Major. It is reported that 600 kilos of high explosives are on the way. But perhaps, that TOO is only a rumor.
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The best war movie I've never heard about
3 August 2000 | by (helsinki, finland) – See all my reviews

This is a no-nonsense, gritty, thoroughly well made war film. As a recreation of war it is quite convincing, I couldn't spot anything wrong with the military equipment. The battle scenes are exciting and give a good, clear picture of the fighting instead of just chaotic shots of shooting and explosions. However, the people are never lost among the warfare. These are complex, solid characters, and the actors are good throughout. There is nothing superhuman, just individuals, very low on humanity or manners. Tired and ill-motivated Americans, desperate and scared Germans. Nothing glorious or patriotic: there is even a scene with American planes bombing refugees and Germans trying to protect them! This is not an adventure, more a depiction of an interesting situation and the people in it. However, the story flows on and there isn't a dull moment. Why this film hasn't acquired more recognition is beyond me. As a war film I think it is better than most of it's contemporaries, like "The Battle of the Bulge" or "Anzio".

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