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

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Director:

David Lean

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (novel), Carl Foreman (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Lean and Sam Spiegel differed widely over the film's focus. Lean was more interested in the prison camp rivalry between Nicholson and Saito, while Spiegel felt the novel's action-adventure elements (namely the commando storyline, a subplot in the book) deserved ... ...


Quotes

Maj. Warden: Kill him... Kill him!
Major Shears: KILL HIM! KILL HIM!


Goofs

When Major Warden is waiting with the mortar gun, the Thai woman helping him loads the gun twice, but it only fired once.


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:

$27,200,000 (USA)

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