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.
Five people are killed in a freak accident when a lofty rope bridge collapses. The film details a priest's journey to discover if there was a divine reason for the bloody disaster. Set in Lima, Peru, during the 18th century. Based on the Thornton Wilder novel, and first made in 1929.
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Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Cedric Gibbons||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Dimitri Tiomkin||Nominated|
Don Gonzalo: Heaven forbid!
Don Andre - The Viceroy: [Sarcastically] Fortunately Heaven did.
Esteban: The more tome I spent at school, the less I understand the wind and the weather.
Michaela Villegas: If we don't understand ourselves, how can we ever expect to understand anybody else?
Uncle Pio: One should never trust a woman.
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The identity of several of the victims of the tragedy are changed.
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