The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929)

03/30/1929 (US) Drama 1h 27m
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This first cinematic version of the classic book is a part-talkie, although the only surviving print is silent (housed in the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY). It is a straight-forward telling of the intermingled lives of a group of strangers doomed to die in a collapsing bridge accident. The Art Direction, paltry and unremarkable, surprisingly won an Oscar over the far more remarkable work nominated in THE IRON MASK. The special effect scene of the lovers plummeting with the bridge into the chasm is unforgettable and remarkably done.

  1. Charles Brabin


  2. Thornton Wilder


  3. Marian Ainslee


  4. Ruth Cummings


  5. Alice D.G. Miller


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  1. Lili Damita

    Lili Damita

    Camila (La Perichole)

  2. Ernest Torrence

    Ernest Torrence

    Uncle Pio

  3. Raquel Torres

    Raquel Torres


  4. Don Alvarado

    Don Alvarado


  5. Duncan Renaldo

    Duncan Renaldo


  6. Henry B. Walthall

    Henry B. Walthall

    Father Juniper

  7. Michael Vavitch

    Michael Vavitch


  8. Emily Fitzroy

    Emily Fitzroy


  9. Jane Winton

    Jane Winton

    Doña Carla

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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Original Language English

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