The Bridge On The River Kwai

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, War
Running Time:  161 min.
Release Date: December 18, 1957
DVD: November 21, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 11 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins


Set in 1942 during WWII, English prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge in Burma to help the Japanese in the relief effort. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) takes great interest in the bridge and begins to obsessively protect and push its construction. Colonel Nicholson' obsession leads him to trouble when the prisoners lose patience and discover his hidden agenda.

Director: David Lean
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Sam Spiegel
Screenplay: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman

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  • 5 stars "One of my all time favourites. Alec Guinness is scary in that he is so believable as Colonel Nicholson. Not particularly true to history, but a great movie just the same."