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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: LIB-4026
  • UPC: 089353402624
  • Street Date: 12/28/21
  • PreBook Date: 11/09/21
  • Label: Liberation Hall »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1958
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Judith Anderson
  • Actor: Theodore Bikel
  • Actor: Hume Cronyn
  • Actor: Rita Gam
  • Actor: Viveca Lindfors
  • Actor: Kurt Kaznar
  • Director: Robert Mulligan
  • Director: Robert Mulligan

 

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The Bridge Of San Luis Rey

A friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean bridge.

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey
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In early 18th century Peru (1714), an old Inca rope bridge over a gorge in the Andes, collapses, plunging five travelers to their deaths. Brother Juniper, who was within minutes of being on the bridge himself, becomes obsessed with discovering how five people of differing class and circumstances came to be on the bridge at that moment. The Catholic friar wants to know if it was mere existential happenstance or part of God's cosmic plan. After researching the lives of the victims for five years and publishing his findings in a book, he is accused of heresy by the worldly Archbishop of Lima and put on trial for his life by the Inquisition.

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Sales Points

  • Originally aired as part of Dupont Show Of the Month
  • The novel won a Pulitzer Prize
  • The editorial board of the American Modern Library was #37 on their list of “100 Best 20th Century Novels”
  • This was Thornton Wilder’s second novel
  • Judith Anderson received an Emmy nomination
  • 8.2 rating on IMDB
  • The original live broadcast was watched by 47%of the available audience.
  • For Fans of Our Town, Hello Dolly

Press Quotes

a bold approach and extraordinary craftsmanship..quality, taste competence'

     —Jack Gould, NY Times

Watching it again today here on DVD, it is obvious why it was so highly praised at the time for its lush production standards and trio of overall quality, taste and acting competence.

     —Exclusive Magazine

If you are a fan of early TV, or Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey this DVD is going to be one you are gonna want to add your collection

     —Jason Lockard, Classic Cinema Magazine

I’ve heard of the story many times but never really knew what it was about, so I found the plot (about a monk investigating a rope bridge collapse, and much more) quite interesting.

     —Mike Spring, Live For Film

  

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