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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)

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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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  • bridge

    jomo 2014-09-02

    people never fail to live up to their lack of we have one of the finest movies in the history of film and somehow it cant get 4 stars FOR... MORE>

  • One of the best war films

    Mark Caomhánach 2013-09-08

    This is a masterpiece of a film and I'll touch on some points without explaining the entire story. The film contains two stories within one bigger... MORE>

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    John 2013-08-04

    Overall-3 1/2 out of 5Lead Performers-4/5Supporting Cast-4/5Director-4/5Score-4/5Screenplay-3/5Cinematography-3/5Importance-3/5Recommendation for fans of... MORE>