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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Rowland V. Lee and produced by Rowland V. Lee and Benedict Bogeaus.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionCedric GibbonsWon
Best Music - ScoringDimitri TiomkinNominated
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Don Andre - The Viceroy: I had a few uncomfortable moments thinking about the future of Peru. Do you realize that you might have had to rule?
Don Gonzalo: Heaven forbid!
Don Andre - The Viceroy: [Sarcastically] Fortunately Heaven did.


Michaela Villegas: [to Uncle Pio] Don't try to make me feel sorry. I have no heart for the theater. I am what I am. I must be what I must be.


Don Andre - The Viceroy: You know, you should have been a justice minister for I don't know even now whether or not you're tricking me.
Uncle Pio: Have I ever tricked you except for your own good?


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Inexplicably this version of the Wilder novel is set in 1774, not 1714, as the novel and 2004 version are.
The identity of several of the victims of the tragedy are changed.
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