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The Bridge of San Luis Rey


First filmed in 1928, [[Performer~P177102~Thornton Wilder~thorntonwilder]]'s Pulitzer-winning novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey is given a ponderous treatment in this 1944 remake. Like the novel, the film begins at the end, with the collapse of a rope bridge in 18th century Peru. The story then flashes back to the lives of the five unfortunates killed in the collapse. Among the five are singer-turned-couresan Michaela ([[Performer~P3924~Lynn Bari~lynnbari]]), her obsequious Uncle Pio...more