PG | | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
Around the time that he was offered this film, David Lean had little money--he was in the midst of a financially ruinous divorce--and was very much in need of a new project. He was contracted for $150,000 to be paid in installments. As soon as he signed, Lean... ...
What have I done?
During the first two formations in front of Colonel Saito's office, the sun is behind the men, yet we can see some shadows in their foreground, caused by the movie lights behind or to the sides of the cameras.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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