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.
1 June 2006 | Ed Uyeshima
10 | Still Stirring Wartime Adventure and Compelling Psychological Drama Exhibit David Lean at His Peak
After years of more intimate British films and just discovering the joys of location shooting with 1955's "...
It was Jack Hawkins' suggestion that the film be shot in Ceylon, rather than Burma.
Sir, you can't stand much more of this. And wouldn't the men be better off working rather than being kept in those cells? The men are doing a wonderful job of it, they're going as slow as they dare; but Saito's cut their food rations. If they don't ...
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.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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