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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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  • One of my favorites of mine & mom's

    Judy Walker 2016-04-03

    I rarely ever watched films with my mother but this film, "The Best Years of Our Lives", and "Sayonara", were amongst the three films... MORE>

  • Warden's (Hawkins) lines at the very end

    James 2016-03-07

    This synopsis seems inconsistent. Warden says to the Siamese helpers, "I had to do it. They (Joyce and Shears) might have been captured alive".... MORE>

  • The Bridge on the River kwai

    Michael Whitty 2016-01-07

    British filmmaker David Lean started his big hits with "The Bridge on the River kwai" and then later "Lawrence of Arabia", "Doctor... MORE>