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 "...
When Shears, Warden and Joyce are hiking to the bridge, the packs carried by the Siamese girls are obviously empty, judging by the ease in which carry them and how they swing on the poles. This is usually the case with any kind of luggage or packs ... ...
You mean, you intend to uphold the letter of the law, no matter what it costs?
Colonel Nicholson: Without law, Commander, there is no civilization.
Commander Shears: That's just my point; here, there is no civilization.
Colonel Nicholson: Then we have the opportunity to introduce it.
At the first officers' meeting, Col Nicholson says Jennings' name right, then he says it as Jenning.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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