The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War


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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.


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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

David Lean

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (novel), Carl Foreman (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Geoffrey Horne came to Ceylon he was amazed by the entire production. One of the most memorable details for him was his living accommodation in a tin shack shared with the film's English technical advisor, Maj. Gen. L.E.M. Perowne. The general wore a monocle and read ... ...


Quotes

Colonel Saito: I hate the British! You are defeated but you have no shame. You are stubborn but you have no pride. You endure but you have no courage.


Goofs

When Colonel Nicholson is examining the wire sticking out of the river, the current switches direction.


Crazy Credits

And introducing Geoffrey Horne

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

14 December 1957

Language

English, Japanese, Thai


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,200,000 (USA)

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