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The Bridge (1959)

12 1961-05-01 (US) DramaHistoryWar 1h 43m
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A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge. The film is based on a West German anti-war novel of the same name, written by Gregor Dorfmeister.

  1. Bernhard Wicki

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gregor Dorfmeister


  3. Karl-Wilhelm Vivier


  4. Michael Mansfeld


Top Billed Cast

  1. Folker Bohnet

    Folker Bohnet

    Hans Scholten

  2. Fritz Wepper

    Fritz Wepper

    Albert Mutz

  3. Michael Hinz

    Walter Forst

  4. Frank Glaubrecht

    Frank Glaubrecht

    Jurgen Borchert

  5. Karl Michael Balzer

    Karl Horber

  6. Volker Lechtenbrink

    Volker Lechtenbrink

    Klaus Hager

  7. Günther Hoffmann

    Günther Hoffmann

    Sigi Bernhard

  8. Cordula Trantow

    Cordula Trantow


  9. Wolfgang Stumpf

    Wolfgang Stumpf


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The Bridge
The Bridge

Original Title Die Brücke

Status Released

Original Language German

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