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Across the Bridge (1957)

A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Graham Greene (story "Across the Bridge"), Guy Elmes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Carl Schaffner
David Knight ... Johnny
Noel Willman ... Chief of Police
Marla Landi ... Mary
Dolores Dolores ... Dolores
Bernard Lee ... Chief Inspector Hadden
Eric Pohlmann ... Police Sergeant
Alan Gifford ... Cooper
Ingeborg von Kusserow ... Mrs. Scarff (as Ingeborg Wells)
Bill Nagy ... Paul Scarff
Faith Brook ... Kay
Marianne Deeming Marianne Deeming ... Anna
Stanley Maxted Stanley Maxted ... Milton
Mark Baker Mark Baker ... Baggage Man
Jack Lester Jack Lester ... Sam
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On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more difficult when he finds out that that man is a wanted Mexican criminal. Written by themadmovieman

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Graham Greene's Great Suspense Story ! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 September 1957 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Brücke der Vergeltung See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75: 1
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Trivia

This was one of Rod Steiger's favorite performances, though he was most proud of his work in The Pawnbroker (1964). See more »

Goofs

The train Carl leaves New York on is being pulled by a GG1 locomotive but the sound made is an air horn. The GG1 had a whistle type sound. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kick of Death (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Jazz Age
(uncredited)
Music by Reg Owen
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
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Stays With You
19 March 2006 | by prettynoose59See all my reviews

Like some others here I had seen this movie once many years ago, I was very young and came upon it at least 30 minutes into the film. Over the years I forgot the title of it, but never the plot and Rod Steiger and of course Dolores. I never saw it TV again. I would ask people about it describing the plot but no one seem to remember it.It wasn't until I was looking over Steiger's filmography that I found out the title. I bought the DVD and watched last night and memories of years and years came back over me.The music the photography, the hopelessness. So beautiful, so sad.If you have not seen it yet, please do so. One of the most forgotten movies and one of the best performances Rod Steiger ever gave.


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