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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

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  • Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, both blacklisted writers at the time of the film's original release, were officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which presented their widows with posthumous Oscars for Best Screenplay in 1984.
  • Voted Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Guinness) of the Year by the 1957 New York Film Critics Association.
  • Voted Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Guiness), and Best Supporting Actor (Hayakawa) of the Year by the 1957 National Board of Review.
  • Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1957 New York Times Film Critics.
  • Released in United States Winter December 1957
  • Re-released in United States on Video February 13, 1996
  • Re-released in United States on Video November 7, 2000
  • Selected in 1997 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
  • CinemaScope
  • Shot from October 1956 to May 1957.
  • Re-released in United States on Video February 13, 1996 (David Lean Box Set "The Bridge on the River Kwai" & "Lawrence of Arabia")
  • Re-released in United States on Video November 7, 2000
  • Released in United States Winter December 1957