A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Raf Vallone
Raf Vallone
, Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
, Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
, Jean Sorel
Jean Sorel
Sidney Lumet
A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Raf Vallone
Raf Vallone
, Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
, Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
, Jean Sorel
Jean Sorel
Sidney Lumet

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Overview

A View from the Bridge is set in New York, but the alleged political undesirability of playwright Arthur Miller dictated that this film be lensed in France. Director Sidney Lumet shot the film in both English and French, with the English version sounding more recited than acted at times. Raf Vallone plays Eddie Carbone, a tough Italian-American longshoreman living in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice Carbone (Maureen Stapleton), and her comely niece, Catherine (Carol Lawrence) -- to whom he feels an overwhelming yet undeclared attraction. Then two illegal immigrants, Rodolpho and Marco (Jean Sorel and Raymond Pellegrin), turn up, and rage builds in Eddie when he senses a burgeoning, mutual attraction between Rodolpho and Catherine. To divert suspicions of his own incestuous desires, he first declares Rodolpho a homosexual, then does everything in his power to ensure that Rodolpho and Marco are deported - thus setting the film up for a surprisingly grisly and shocking climax. The film is more commonly remembered today for a "shocking" set piece, in which Eddie kisses Rodolpho full on the lips to "prove" that the boy is gay.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827206025
Original Release: 1962
Source: Reel Vault
Language: English
Sales rank: 20,515

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Raf Vallone Eddie Carbone
Carol Lawrence Catherine
Maureen Stapleton Beatrice Carbone
Jean Sorel Rodolfo
Raymond Pellegrin Actor
Morris Carnovsky Actor
Harvey Lembeck Mike
Mickey Knox Actor
Vincent Gardenia Actor
Frank Campanella Actor
Maurice Le Roux Composer

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Norman Rosten Screenwriter
Paul Graetz Producer
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