By Lisa Schwarzbaum
February 13, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

A View from the Bridge, the dated bombast of Arthur Miller’s 1955 drama about a Brooklyn longshoreman with a not-quite-kosher proprietary hold on his unmarried 17-year-old niece doesn’t detract from Anthony LaPaglia’s blazing performance as Eddie Carbone, one of those common-man brutes who at least doesn’t settle for Eisenhower-era emotional conformity. The elegant revival, directed by Michael Mayer, also stars the impeccable Allison James (Big Night) as Eddie’s Linda Loman-esque wife. B+