The taking of a bridge provides the basis for an actionful World War II melodrama. This time out it's the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine in the Remagen area, scene of desperate fighting for its control by both American and German forces.

The taking of a bridge provides the basis for an actionful World War II melodrama. This time out it’s the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine in the Remagen area, scene of desperate fighting for its control by both American and German forces.

Certain confusion in plot content exists, as it never appears overly clear the exact purpose of American and Nazi military thinking.

Against this background chief interest rests in the performance of George Segal, a hardboiled American platoon leader, as he and his men attempt to accomplish the orders of their high command.

Director John Guillermin succeeds in realistic movement as he attempts to overcome deficiencies of script and generally manages strong characterizations from his cast.

The Bridge at Remagen

Production

United Artists. Director John Guillermin; Producer David L. Wolper; Screenplay Richard Yates, William Roberts; Camera Stanley Cortez; Editor William Cartwright; Music Elmer Bernstein; Art Director Alfred Sweeney

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 116 MIN.

With

George Segal Robert Vaughn Ben Gazzara Bradford Dillman E.G. Marshall Peter Van Eyck
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