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... ...
Hughes, if this were your bridge, how would you use the men?
Major Hughes: Well, sir, not the way they're doing it. It's utter chaos, as you can see at a glance. It's a lot of uncoordinated activity; no teamwork. Some of those parties are actually working against...
When Major Warden is waiting with the mortar gun, the Thai woman helping him loads the gun twice, but it only fired once.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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