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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Cast

William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa View All


Crew

Carl Foreman (Screenplay), David Lean (Director), Michael Wilson (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 2nd, 1957
Runtime: 2 hours, 41 minutes
The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.
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JayDee
A tremendous film and an amazing accomplishment by Lean. With great direction, writing and acting I can certainly see why it rates as one of the all time great war films..
Takoma11
The film centers the humanity of the story through the use of several observer type characters: a doctor (James Donald) who cares for the sick and injured at the POW camp and an unnamed group of women who accompany the Allied soldiers on their mission.
meatwadsprite
This movie is enormous in every way , each shot in the movie captures huge environments and massive amounts of actors with each a job to do..
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