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Jun 15, 1977 · Directed by Richard Attenborough. With Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier. ...
- Richard Attenborough
- 3 min
A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name, directed by Richard Attenborough and with a screenplay by William Goldman. Produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine, it was the second film based on a book by historian Cornelius Ryan to be adapted for the screen. It was the second film based on the events of World War II's failed Operation Market Garden. The ensemble cast includes Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott
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Seriously man, they got Richard Attenborough to direct, and the only way a film can get any more British is if it has a cast featuring Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Laurence...
- drama, war
The recorded message for the show times at the theater seemed awfully impressed with “A Bridge Too Far”, going so far as to describe it as “one of the most expensive films ever made… Joseph E. Levine spent more than $26 million on it!” Well, Joseph E. Levine may have, but if he did, $26 million wasn't enough. Another $4, $5 million for a nice, intelligent little war picture -- and ...
- Equipment and Uniforms
- Air Force
- Armored Units
- Small Arms
In the first scenes of the airborne assault, XP type parachutes are being used. These were introduced in the 1960’s, so there was no chance that they could have been used during WWII. The producers had to use what they had at the time, and hardly anyone was able to find the necessary numbers of X type parachutes that were used in 1944. The same is the case with boots, which could be seen in some close-up scenes. Soldiers in the movie are wearing DMS boots, which were issued at the same time as XP type parachutes, if not later. Much bigger mistakes were made with the uniforms of the Waffen SS soldiers. Throughout the entire movie they are wearing model 1936 field-gray blouses instead of camouflage pattern jackets. By autumn 1944, most SS soldiers wore these. The wrong helmets were used as well. The helmets in the movie have the swastika emblem, which by the time of Operation Market Garden were taken off German helmets. Another thing about the helmets is that in 1944, the SS had camou...
When it comes to aircraft, there is one mistake that is likely visible only to experts of WWII-era planes. During the scene when Allied airplanes were attacking German artillery positions, the movie makers used T-6 Texans, also known as Harvard aircraft. The thing is that these planes were used during the war only for training. From the way the Texans in the movie were painted, it is assumed that they are supposed to represent the famous P-47 Thunderbolts. As for the Douglas C-47 Skytrains that carried the troops during the operation, the real ones were used in the movie. However, for some reason they were painted in awkward yellowish-brown color instead of olive drab.
During Operation Market Garden, Allied troops faced the mighty 2ndSS Panzer Corps armed with Panzerkampfwagen V Panther tanks. In the movie, even though one could be fooled easily, the Germans were using Leopard I tanks. Their production started in 1965, two decades after the operation. Given that Leopards were based on Panthers, in the movie they were slightly modified by changing the turret and the cannon and by adding different skirts. However, the Leopards in the movie are recognizable by a distinctive exhaust grill at the back. Some other tanks were also used to play the role of German vehicles. Namely, SS-Hauptsturmführer Grabner’s Sd.Kfz.251 is actually a modified British universal carrier. Also, the “German” tanks protecting the river bank are actually French AMX-105 self-propelled artillery. German tanks in the movie also had mistakes in the colors used. The tanks are painted in light gray, which was never used by the Wehrmacht. Instead, a dark gray color was used until 194...
As for small arms, these seemed not to be a problem to obtain. All soldiers in the movie are armed with proper weapons, except for some British paratroopers that had M1 Garands. The M1 was a standard American rifle and was not issued to British or Commonwealth troops. Only a small number of Canadian airborne troops had them. At some point of the movie, even German soldiers can be seen with this rifle. Military facts and terms Even though the movie is known for being one of the historically most accurate, there are still a few mistakes. If the mistakes regarding weapons and equipment were made for practical reasons, these historical faults should have been avoided. The most obvious one is regarding the unit that was to be sent to Arnhem to fight Patton’s tanks. Feldmarshalls Rundstet and Model mention the 2nd SS Panzer Division as being under the command of Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich. In reality, this was the 2nd Panzer Corps that consisted of the 9th and 10th Panzer Division...