PG | | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Wolfgang Preiss appeared in this film and The Longest Day (1962), also based on a book by Cornelius Ryan. In the earlier film, Preiss played German Major General Max Pemsel, Chief of Staff of the German Seventh Army, while in this film, he played German Field Marshal Karl Gerd Von Rundstedt, ... ...
Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur:
When you refer to Bailey crap I take it you mean that glorious, precision-made, British-built bridge which is the envy of the civilized world?
Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur: I don't know how you're going to get it through this crowd.
Col. Robert Stout: No sweat. I got a back way staked out that ...
Col. Joe. Vanderleur: ...
While the lighting on the Arnhem Bridge may be contemporary with the 1944 setting, that on the Nijmegen bridge is far closer to the mid-1970s shooting.
English, German, Dutch, Polish, Latin
$50,800,000 (USA) (31 December 1977)
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