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

To keep costs down, producer Sam Spiegel decided not to hire any extras, using crew members and Ceylon locals instead. This meant that some of the British prisoners were actually natives of the region wearing make-up to appear Caucasian.


Quotes

Colonel Green: Good show! Jolly good show, Major!


Goofs

When Shears escapes from the camp the Japanese soldiers in pursuit are carrying British Army issue Lee Enfield SMLE MkIII rifles.


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:

$44,908,000 (USA)

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