#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperately searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhine River, in order to launch a major assault into the center of Germany. “Bridge at Remagen” tells the true story of the battle for this last bridgehead, from both the German and American perspective.
Plot: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
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_**Sorta obscure WW2 flick from the late 60s with George Segal and Robert Vaughn**_
As the Allies are about to invade Germany in March, 1945, the Germans decide to blow up the last bridge on the Rhine in the area of Oberkassel, but a dissenting general (Peter van Eyck) convinces a major (Robert Vaughn) to keep it up as long as possible so troops can escape Germany. On the American side George Segal plays a lieutenant, Ben Gazzara a sergeant and Bradford Dillman their commander.
“The Bridge at Remagen” (1969) is a WW2 film loosely based on real-life events similar to the later “A Bridge Too Far” (1977), but with a lesser cast, albeit more streamlined and colorful, like the contemporaneous “Castle Keep,” but less artsy and more straightforward. It may not be great like “Where Eagles Dare” (1968) or near-great like “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970), but it’s solid and fills the bill if you’re in the mood for WW2 movie from the European theater.
The film runs 1 hour, 55 minutes, and was shot in Davle & Most, Czech Republic (the river is the Vltava). Filming was interrupted by the Soviet invasion of August, 1968, wherein Cast & crew were taken to safety via a convoy of 28 taxis. The film was completed in Hamburg, Germany, and various Italian locations. The film unit was amusingly accused by the Soviets & East German press of smuggling weapons into the country, supposedly being a cover-up for the CIA.
The Amazing Story of March 7, 1945.
The Bridge at Remagen is directed by John Guillermin and collectively adapted to screenplay by William Roberts, Richard Yates and Roger O. Hirson from the book The Bridge at Remagen: The Amazing Story of March 7, 1945. It stars George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman and E.G. Marshall. A Panavision/ De Luxe Color production, music is by Elmer Bernstein and cinematography by Stanley Cortez.
Film is a fictionalised account of the battle for control of The Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine during the tail end of World War II.
A war film that’s rich with action and no little intelligence as it views the battle equally from both sides of the warring factions. The bridge is crucial to the war effort to both sides, but for different reasons, here the narrative is a little complex so total investment in the dialogue is strongly recommended. The characterisations are high quality, even if the war is hell weariness of the American soldiers had been done many times before in other notable war movies. Guillermin thrusts the psychologically hurt soldiers into desperate combat situations, from which we the viewers indulge in seeing the survival of the fittest. A sweeping score from Bernstein, gritty looking photography by Cortez, and a cast giving good turns, rounds this out as a thoroughly enjoyable World War II picture. 7/10
Landmark war film with career best performances
Famous for its Apocalypse Now-style production problems. Filmed in then-Czechoslovakia where the then Communist government offered up a whole town (due to be cleared to make way for a strip mine) for cinematic destruction. But halfway through shooting the Russian army invaded to remove reformist president Alexander Dubcek. George Segal and Robert Vaughn give career best performances, but it also marks the moment when US war films moved beyond action-adventure and into a darker realm. The capture of the Remagen Bridge in 1945 was a magnificent feat of arms by the US Army. But in the film account the troops are slovenly, often fearful thugs, slanging and striking their officers, robbing corpses and killing children. It’s not really about World War II at all, but about how many Americans saw the Vietnam War. The Bridge at Remagen is out of time, set in 1945 but made in 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive, when the US realised that Vietnam was a lost war. It shows.
It passed discreetly in the theatres and is a little forgotten, but it has a lot of quality.
When we think of classic and epic war films set in World War II, this film is not one of the first to come to our mind. In fact, it was left behind when compared to others of the same time as “Where Eagles Dare”, for example. Personally, I don’t understand why. Overall, it seems to be less epic and presumptuous, focused on telling a good story and giving us quality entertainment.
The focus of all the action is the Remagen Bridge, or Ludendorff Bridge, a bridge that did exist (and its remains can still be visited, there is a small museum on the bridge towers), which was built in the World War I to collapse days after being taken by the Allies, on March 7, 1945, when it was the only bridge still standing over the Rhine, the last natural barrier worthy of that name that stood between the Allied soldiers and Berlin. The script makes very good use of this background and creates a well thought out story, with all the desperation of the Germans clearly evident in the behaviour of their officers, who do not agree, ignore orders, disrespect the chain of command, even kill each other. Interestingly, the film is not sympathetic to Americans, who are partly portrayed as hordes of adventurous looting cowboys, difficult to control even by their commanders. In between, the effect and detriment of war on civilians is quite clear, with crowds running everywhere and invariably dying while trying to save their own lives and possessions.
The cast did a good job and has several well-known names, starting with George Segal, who played a very complex character, unpleasant and quite stupid. Bradford Dillman also appears, in a much more palatable character, just as Ben Gazzara. Robert Vaughn, however, rocked and shone in the role of the German commander, stealing all attention whenever he appeared on scene. The way he gave body and soul to the anguish of German defenders was incredible. Beside him, the consecrated Hans Christian Blech, giving life to another human Nazi, more understanding than his fellows (he did more or less the same in “The Battle of Bulge”, four years earlier). Honestly, I don’t understand what Anna Gaël does in this film, other than showing her breasts. Her character could have simply been dismissed.
Technically, it is a very competent film. Good sets and costumes, a satisfactory cinematography with some beautiful landscapes of the bridge and good night scenes. The action and fight scenes are intense but not too bloody. The special, visual and sound effects fulfilled their role very well and look real, especially the blows on the bridge and in the city houses. The soundtrack, signed by Elmer Bernstein, did its part very well too.
This film passed discreetly in theatres, was nominated for nothing, won nothing. Surprising, but so it was. However, it deserves to be revisited and seen with more attention nowadays.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director John Guillermin
Writer Richard Yates, William Roberts, Roger O. Hirson
Actors George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Eastman Color Negative Film, 50T, Type 5251 (anamorphic), 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm