Die Atlantik-Brücke (1945)

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Die Atlantik-Brücke: Directed by Herbert Wilcox. With Anna Neagle, Rex Harrison, Dean Jagger, Robert Morley. In 1943 England, an American Army Air Force gunner falls in love with a corporal in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force who has long been expected to marry a British paratrooper Major, prompting him to go back to combat duty.

“Grosvenor Square in London, more commonly known as Eisenhowerplatz because thatu0026#39;s where the Allied Commander in Chief lived and had his headquarters. A large concentration of American GIs lived there as well and thatu0026#39;s where the story begins in I Live At Grosvenor Square.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn fact the entire United Kingdom was one large armed camp with GIs quartered in every nook and cranny. I find it singularly ironic in that one of the objections to the British that started the American Revolution was the quartering of soldiers in civilian homes. Look it up. 160+ years later and weu0026#39;re over there with the largest invading army in history and theyu0026#39;re going out of their way to quarter us and like it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAmerican Army Air Force sergeant Dean Jagger is one of those quartered in a posh London home now used as a barracks a fact the British family there puts up with but not liking it. Jagger makes the acquaintance of Anna Neagle who comes from the upper crust as does her steady boyfriend Rex Harrison. The three form an unlikely trio, friendly at first, but when Jagger moves in on Neagle, Rex is put out.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLater on in America a decade later a similar film was made with Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, and Joan Collins entitled D-Day the Sixth of June. This film ends also with D-Day, but as to how the love triangle straightens out, you watch the film for.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnna Neagle and her producer husband Herbert Wilcox produced this film and of course Neagle was top billed as always. But she sang not a note. Instead guest star from America Irene Manning best remembered for playing Fay Templeton in Yankee Doodle Dandy played herself at a USO show and sang the British ballad Home. Itu0026#39;s quite a lovely piece, one of my favorites which Gracie Fields recorded over there and Dean Martin used on one of his albums 20 years later.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI Live In Grosvenor Square is a nice romantic type film, very well done by the impeccably cast ensemble.”


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