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.
David Lean reportedly hated Carl Foreman's original version of the screenplay and asked Norman Spencer to help write a new treatment. Foreman then rewrote the script, but Sam Spiegel was unhappy with the finished product and asked Calder Willingham to work on script revisions. Lean was unhappy with his work and Michael Wilson... ...
English prisoners... let us ask the question... "Why does the bridge not progress?" You know why. Because your officers are lazy! They think themselves too good to share your burdens! This is not just. Therefore, you are not happy in your work. ...
Colonel Saito: ...
After Lt. Joyce has decoded the message they got from the radio he is reading it to them while it's supposedly still raining but the raindrops are only splashing on the close side of the river and not on the far side closer to the opposite bank.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai