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Across the Bridge (1957)

A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Graham Greene (story "Across the Bridge"), Guy Elmes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Carl Schaffner
David Knight ... Johnny
Noel Willman ... Chief of Police
Marla Landi ... Mary
Dolores Dolores ... Dolores
Bernard Lee ... Chief Inspector Hadden
Eric Pohlmann ... Police Sergeant
Alan Gifford ... Cooper
Ingeborg von Kusserow ... Mrs. Scarff (as Ingeborg Wells)
Bill Nagy ... Paul Scarff
Faith Brook ... Kay
Marianne Deeming Marianne Deeming ... Anna
Stanley Maxted Stanley Maxted ... Milton
Mark Baker Mark Baker ... Baggage Man
Jack Lester Jack Lester ... Sam
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Storyline

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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Graham Greene's Great Suspense Story ! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 September 1957 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Brücke der Vergeltung See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75: 1
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Trivia

The English actors were puzzled by Rod Steiger's method acting. Bernard Lee had particular problems with it but director Ken Annakin liked the animosity between the actors as it fit with the characterizations. 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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Referenced in Kick of Death (1997) See more »

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Jazz Age
(uncredited)
Music by Reg Owen
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
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Haven't seen it in 49 years
1 August 2006 | by manxcat-5See all my reviews

Well, I haven't seen this movie since I was 7 years old but I have never forgotten it either. The first reviewer is right about this being one of those movies that seems almost forgotten... probably because the message is so downbeat... disturbing and very sad (But then somebody will remember it after 49+ years) This is one of those movies that couldn't have been done in color because it is so bleak. I am going to look for a copy of this movie and see it again before I can really review it... I thought "Old Yeller," was the world's best movie until I saw it again as an adult and it might be this way with Across the Bridge as well.


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