A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history. In September 1944, 35,000 Allied paratroopers were dropped into German-occupied Holland. Their objective was to seize a series of bridges and to hold the highway that leads to the Ruhr, along which 20,000 tanks and vehicles of a British armoured corps would advance into Germany.
It’s a dark and stormy night on the Yorkshire Moors. A man lost in the snow stumbles upon a gloomy old house, "Wuthering Heights". The man is Lockwood (Miles Mander) a new tenant of the Heathcliff family, the owners of the house. Lockwood asks for shelter during the storm and it is very reluctantly given by its taciturn owner, Mr Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier). At the window of his room, Lockwood thinks he sees the ghostly vision of a woman on the moors.