In the waning days of the Second World War, the German High Command decides to destroy the final remaining bridge across the Rhine River to slow the Allied advance, even though this means trapping 75,000 Nazi soldiers on the wrong side of the river. American troops race to stop the explosion. This 1969 film was an early David Wolper production. The story is told somewhat from both sides, with Robert Vaughn playing the sympathetically cynical German Major Paul Krueger, tension shown between soldiers on the same side, and the suffering of German civilians at the hands of both armies depicted. The scenery is good, and veteran film composer Elmer Bernstein did a rousing score. Trivia note: Filming in Czechoslovakia was interrupted by the August 1968 Soviet invasion, and the cast and crew had to make a getaway in a convoy of 28 taxis!
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus