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View from the Bridge (A)

France, English, 110 mins

Original Title

Vu du Pont
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
  • Writer: Arthur Miller; Norman Rosten
  • Producer: Paul Graetz

CGiii Comment

Seriously, this is hard work - there is no respite from the depression, repression and the irrational jealousy.

Similar in tone with On the Waterfront - Miller's play is an acquired taste, for those that wallow in misery - the kitchen sink dramas of Britain's 60s are taken across the Atlantic and stripped, denuded of any glimmer of hope or humour.

Life can't be this bad and if it is - who would want to pay to be a voyeur?

Stark and difficult. Powerful and pessimistic...but, challenging - if you have the stomach for it.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two brothers, illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho. Catherine falls in love with Rudolpho; and Eddie, tormented but unable to admit even to himself his quasi-incestuous love, reports the illegal immigrants to the authorities.

Cast & Characters

Raf Vallone as Eddie Carbone;
Jean Sorel as Rodolpho;
Maureen Stapleton as Beatrice Carbone;
Carol Lawrence as Catherine;
Raymond Pellegrin as Marco;
Morris Carnovsky as Mr. Alfieri;
Harvey Lembeck as Mike;
Mickey Knox as Louis;
Vincent Gardenia as Lipari;
Frank Campanella as Longshoreman;
Mike Dana as Gangster

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