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A View from the Bridge (1962)

Vu du pont (original title)
Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Arthur Miller (play), Jean Aurenche (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Raf Vallone ... Eddie Carbone
Jean Sorel ... Rodolpho
Maureen Stapleton ... Beatrice Carbone
Raymond Pellegrin ... Marco
Morris Carnovsky ... Mr. Alfieri
Andrea Aureli
Carol Lawrence ... Catherine
Harvey Lembeck ... Mike
Mickey Knox ... Louis
Vincent Gardenia ... Lipari
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Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two brothers, illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho. Catherine falls in love with Rudolpho; and Eddie, tormented but unable to admit even to himself his quasi-incestuous love, reports the illegal immigrants to the authorities. Written by alfiehitchie

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"You've got to be careful about the way you walk around in front of him...you're a woman now!" See more »

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Country:

France | Italy

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French | Italian | English

Release Date:

18 January 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A View from the Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Raf Vallone reprised his role as Eddie Carbone in ITV Play of the Week: A View from the Bridge (1966). See more »

Alternate Versions

Two separate versions were filmed: one in English, the other in French. See more »

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Referenced in All Rise: A View from the Bus (2019) See more »

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Searing Drama
14 October 2010 | by drednmSee all my reviews

This play by Arthur Miller was filmed by Sidney Lumet in France, but why? Lumet brings us the gritty and dark world of immigrant longshoreman Eddie Carbone (Raf Vallone) and his family ... wife Maureen Stapleton and her niece Carol Lawrence. Carbone is involved in illegally bringing two Italians (cousins of Stapleton) into the US and getting them jobs on the wharfs of New York City. But something goes very wrong when the younger man (Jean Sorel) starts to get involved with Lawrence and Carbone's jealousy and lust for the girl come to the surface.

All the main characters live in a small and squalid apartment, the perfect setting for the pent up lust and anger that fuels the actions of the characters. The more Carbone lusts for the girl, the more he despises the young Italian and his "foreign" ways, hinting at his homosexuality because he is blond and likes to sing.

Vallone is superb as the volatile and treacherous Eddie Carbone who finally is consumed by his raging passions. Stapleton is solid as the aggrieved wife who remains loyal even as she slowly begins to understand her husband's actions. Jean Sorel is terrific as the young Italian as is Raymond Pellegrin as his older brother.

The real surprise here is Carol Lawrence as young Catherine. Generally considered a musical performer (WEST SIDE STORY), she turns in an amazing performance the innocent girl who finally comes of age.

Co-stars include Morris Carnovsky as the compassionate lawyer, Vincent Gardenia as the grocer, Harvey Lembeck, Frank Campanella, and Mickey Knox as co-workers.


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