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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)

Also Known As: The Bridge Over the River Kwai |

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Brief Synopsis

The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma.

Cast & Crew

David Lean Director
Alec Guinness Colonel Nicholson
Jack Hawkins Major Warden
Sessue Hayakawa Colonel Saito
James Donald Major Clipton
Geoffrey Horne Lieutenant Joyce
Andre Morell Colonel Green
Peter Williams Captain Reeves
John Boxer Major Hughes

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info:  London premiere: 2 Oct 1957
Release Date:  1957 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
A Sam Spiegel Production
EB; AFI LibraryXXX
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Sound:  70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby SR (re-release), Mono (35 mm prints) Production Co:  Horizon-American Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  161 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Not themselves

    Jeff Boston 2018-06-15

    The hot box got to Guiness' character and Holden's character went back to help blow up the bridge to avoid incarceration for impersonating an... MORE>

  • Implausible Script

    David H. 2018-05-28

    In The Bridge on the River Kwai, I was impressed by the cinematography and set design. However, besides the confused ending what sinks the film for me was... MORE>

  • lean was mean and clean with this movie.

    a.morris 2018-02-28

    a story that shows how will and determination can either save you ..or in an ironic way destroy you. from david lean..the pride of the british film world. MORE>