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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Directed by David Lean

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Overview

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.

Rated PG | Length 161 minutes

Actors

William Holden | Jack Hawkins | André Morell | Alec Guinness | Sessue Hayakawa | James Donald | Geoffrey Horne | Peter Williams | Percy Herbert | Ann Sears | Heihachirô Ôkawa | John Boxer | Keiichirô Katsumoto | Harold Goodwin | Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung