After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
2.55 : 1
Rated PG for mild war violence. (1991 reissue)
Adventure, Drama, War
English, Japanese, Thai
Bridge, British, Construction, Japanese, Sabotage
70 mm 6-Track, Dolby SR, Mono
POW Drama, Ensemble Film, War Drama
Culture Clash, Fighting the System
Rousing, Sweeping, Gritty, Menacing
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
The Bridge on the River Kwai is a British-American 1957 World War II epic film directed by David Lean and starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and Sessue Hayakawa. Based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai (1952) by Pierre Boulle, the film is a work of fiction, but borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–43 for its historical setting. The movie was filmed in Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka). The bridge in the film was near Kitulgala.
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