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The Bridge at Remagen Details

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This bleak World War II action drama, directed by John Guillermin, concerns the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen -- the last remaining span across the Rhine into Germany during the final days of the war in 1945. German General von Brock (Peter Van Eyck) is ordered to blow up the bridge rather than let it fall into American hands. Von Brock is reluctant to carry out the orders, however, because that would mean abandoning 50,000 soldiers to the on-coming Americans. Putting Major Paul Kreuger (Robert Vaughn) in charge, he tells him to try to hold the bridge as long as possible. Meanwhile, U.S. Brigadier General Skinner (E.G. Marshall) is trying to trap the retreating Germans by making a push to the Rhine. Leading the offensive is Major Barnes (Bradford Dillman), an officer held in contempt by most of the men. Platoon leader Lieutenant Phil Hartman (George Segal) takes a particular dislike to him. Hartman is also at odds with Sergeant Angela (Ben Gazzara), a scavenger who likes to steal from the corpses of dead German soldiers. As the Americans push onward to Remagen, the Germans step up their resistance. When the Americans reach Remagen, Krueger unsuccessfully attempts to blow up the bridge and throws all his soldiers into a full-assault on the Americans. Skinner orders that the American soldiers must push forward and take the bridge intact. In the face of heavy German opposition, Hartman and Angelo find that they must put aside their differences and fight for a common cause -- to take the bridge at all costs. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

George Segal
as Lt. Phil Hartman
Robert Vaughn
as Major Paul Kreuger
Ben Gazzara
as Sgt. Angelo
Bradford Dillman
as Major Barnes
E.G. Marshall
as Brig. Gen. Shinner
Peter Van Eyck
as Gen. Von Brock
Thomas Heaton
as Lt. Pattison
Hans-Christian Blech
as Capt. Carl Schmidt
Rudolf Jelinek
as Pvt. Manfred
Paul Prokop
as Capt. Colt
Fritz Ford
as Col. Dent
Sonja Ziemann
as Greta Holzgang
Robert Logan
as Pvt. Bissell
Vit Olmer
as Lt. Zimring
Joachim Hansen
as Capt. Otto Baumann
Günter Meisner
as S.S. Gen. Gerlach
Bo Hopkins
as Cpl. Grebs
Anna Gael
as The Girl
Matt Clark
as Col. Jellicoe

Crew

John Guillermin
Director
David L. Wolper
Producer
William Roberts
Screenwriter
Richard Yates
Screenwriter
Stanley Cortez
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Sweeney
Art Director
Julian Ludwig
Associate Producer
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