The Bridge on the River Kwai

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Categories: Drama, History, War
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1957-10-02
Run time: 161 minute / 2:41
Budget: $3,000,000
Revenue: $44,908,000
Director: David Lean
Writers: Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson.
Production Companies : Horizon Pictures (II), Columbia Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America


William Holden
as Cmdr. Shears
Alec Guinness
as Col. Nicholson
Jack Hawkins
as Maj. Warden
Sessue Hayakawa
as Col. Saito
James Donald
as Maj. Clipton
Geoffrey Horne
as Lt. Joyce
André Morell
as Col. Green
Peter Williams
as Capt. Reeves
John Boxer
as Major Hughes
Percy Herbert
as Grogan
Harold Goodwin
as Baker
Ann Sears
as Nurse
Heihachirô Ôkawa
as Captain Kanematsu
Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung
as Siamese Girl
Keiichirô Katsumoto
as Lieutenant Miura
Carl Foreman Screenplay

Sam Spiegel Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Stuart Freeborn Makeup Artist

Pierre Boulle Novel

Malcolm Arnold Original Music Composer

Jack Hildyard Director of Photography

Donald M. Ashton Art Direction

John Cox Sound Designer
John W. Mitchell Sound Designer

David Lean Director

Michael Wilson Screenplay

Ted Sturgis Assistant Director

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