The Bridge at Remagen Movie Review Summary

Actors: George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall

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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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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   amphibious landings    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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