The Bridge On The River Kwai

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Tomatometer 96% Audience Score 93%

In theatres:
  • December 18, 1957
On DVD: November 21, 2000
Running time: 2h 41m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

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
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, Geoffrey Horne, Andre Morrell, Percy Herbert, Harold Goodwin, Ann Sears
Writer(s): Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman

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