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The Bridge of San Luis Rey ()


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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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Michaela Villegas
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Uncle Pio
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Esteban / Manuel
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Doña Maria - The Marquesa (as Nazimova)
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Don Andre - The Viceroy
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Brother Juniper
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The Abbess
Barton Hepburn ...
Don Gonzalo
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Pepita
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Doña Mercedes
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Maita
Antonio Triana ...
Dancer at Viceroy's Party
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Palace Crow (uncredited)
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Pancho (uncredited)
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Extra at Viceroy's Party (uncredited)
Mimi Forsythe ...
Villager (uncredited)
Michael Mark ...
Traveler to Lima (uncredited)
Lola Montes ...
Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
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Servant Peeking in Keyhole (uncredited)
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Uncle Pio's Servant (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rowland V. Lee

Written by

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Thornton Wilder ... (novel)
 
Howard Estabrook ... (adaptation) and
Herman Weissman ... (adaptation)
 
Howard Estabrook ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Benedict Bogeaus ... producer
Rowland V. Lee ... producer

Music by

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Dimitri Tiomkin

Cinematography by

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John W. Boyle
John J. Mescall ... (uncredited)

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Harvey Manger

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Charles Odds

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Maurice Yates

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Reynaldo Luza

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Ted Larsen ... makeup artist
Scotty Rackin ... hair stylist

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Joseph Depew ... assistant director

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Dimitri Tiomkin ... musical director
Joseph Nussbaum ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Carley Harriman ... assistant to producer
Arthur M. Landau ... production associate
Reynaldo Luza ... technical supervisor
Fernando Castillo Díaz ... spanish subtitles (uncredited) / spanish translator for dubbing (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • El puente de San Luis Rey (Spain)
  • A Ponte de San Luis Rey (Brazil)
  • El puente de San Luis Rey (Mexico)
  • Ödets bro (Sweden)
  • El puente de San Luis Rey (Venezuela)
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  • 107 min
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Trivia The identity of several of the victims of the tragedy are changed. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in La périchole, la chanteuse et le dictateur (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Poor Poor Mama See more »
Quotes Esteban: The more time I spent at school, the less I understand the wind and the weather.
Michaela Villegas: If we don't understand ourselves, how can we ever expect to understand anybody else?
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