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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Director:

David Lean

Writers:

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

Did You Know?

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Carl Foreman wrote the screenplay with Humphrey Bogart in mind for the role of Shears, but Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn refused to allow Bogart out of another project. Cary Grant then was briefly considered to star as Shears, but his flop in a serious role in Crisis (1950) concerned the producer, Sam Spiegel. The ... ...


Quotes

Colonel Nicholson: Queer bird... even for an American.


Goofs

When Shears leaves the village he is sent off in a boat with a driver. The next few scenes show him running out of supplies. But there is no driver, Shears is by himself.


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And introducing Geoffrey Horne

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Genres

Adventure | Drama | War

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