A View From the Bridge


1h 50m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A working-class Italian-American family is thrust into a conflict when two young men, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive to stay in their home, and one of the young men falls in love with the niece that they have raised since a child.

Film Details

Also Known As
Uno sguardo dal ponte, Vu du pont
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 22 Jan 1962
Production Company
Produzione Intercontinentali; Transcontinental Films
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA; Paris, France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller (New York, 29 Sep 1955).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Eddie Carbone is an Italian-American longshoreman on the Brooklyn waterfront. The joy of his life is his 18-year-old niece, Catherine, whom he and his wife, Bea, have raised from infancy. When two of Bea's cousins from Sicily, Marco and Rodolpho, illegally enter the United States and take refuge in Eddie's home, an attraction develops between Catherine and the handsome young Rodolpho. Eddie's incestuous love for his niece drives him into cruel criticism of Rodolpho, including the accusation that he is an opportunist who plans to marry Catherine only to obtain his U. S. citizenship papers. When Eddie's efforts fail to influence Catherine, he brands Rodolpho a homosexual and degrades him in front of Catherine by kissing him on the lips. His desperation only serves to further alienate Catherine, however, and when she and Rodolpho make plans to marry, Eddie betrays both Marco and Rodolpho to the immigration authorities. As the two brothers are led away, Marco spits on Eddie, denouncing him as an informer. A waterfront lawyer succeeds in winning freedom for Rodolpho because of his pending marriage, but Marco is slated for deportation. While out on bail, Marco goes to the Carbone house and forces Eddie to his knees; humiliated before his family and neighbors, Eddie plunges a cargo hook into his chest.

Film Details

Also Known As
Uno sguardo dal ponte, Vu du pont
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 22 Jan 1962
Production Company
Produzione Intercontinentali; Transcontinental Films
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA; Paris, France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller (New York, 29 Sep 1955).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Brooklyn, New York. Opened in Paris in January 1962 as Vu du pont; in Rome in January 1962 as Uno sguardo dal ponte. Original running time: 117 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1962

It should be noted tha this was an Italian-French co-production and not a US one.

Exterior shots were done in Brooklyn and all the interiors were shot in Paris.

Released in United States 1962