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 "...
Montgomery Clift was the first choice for Lt. Joyce. David Lean and Sam Spiegel had dinner with him at Danny's Hideaway with the promise of beefing up the role. According to Spiegel's wife, "Monty was taking pills . . . and he was still vaguely coherent. He'd answer with non-sequiturs ... ...
I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands.
At the start of the movie, while the officer's and men are marching, they whistle. Unfortunately, while their whistling is meant to help keep them all in step, the music does not match their marching steps. In fact, had they been marching in step, their left foot would have been on the first and third beats of the song. This is done intentionally to show that at the beginning, the soldiers are disorganised and unable to whistle and march to the beat. When the theme plays again at the end, after the bridge has been built, they all whistle and march perfectly, showing their progress.
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English, Japanese, Thai
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