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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG 1957-12-14 (US) DramaHistoryWar 2h 41m
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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.

  1. David Lean


  2. Pierre Boulle


  3. Michael Wilson


  4. Carl Foreman


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Holden

    William Holden

    Cmdr. Shears

  2. Alec Guinness

    Alec Guinness

    Col. Nicholson

  3. Jack Hawkins

    Jack Hawkins

    Maj. Warden

  4. Sessue Hayakawa

    Sessue Hayakawa

    Col. Saito

  5. James Donald

    James Donald

    Maj. Clipton

  6. Geoffrey Horne

    Geoffrey Horne

    Lt. Joyce

  7. André Morell

    André Morell

    Col. Green

  8. Peter Williams

    Capt. Reeves

  9. John Boxer

    Major Hughes

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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $44,908,000.00


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