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 1957 British-American epic war film directed by David Lean and based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï (1952) by Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction that uses the historical setting of the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–1943. The cast included William Holden, Jack Hawkins, and Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa.
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