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

Sam Spiegel bought the railroad train from the Ceylonese government. It had previously belonged to an Indian maharajah and had seen 65 years of active service. Spiegel had it refurbished completely and then had one mile of railway track laid for it.


Quotes

Nurse at Ceylon hospital: What makes you so sure you'll get a medical discharge?
Commander Shears: Because I'm a civilian at heart, lover, and I always follow my heart.


Goofs

Set in 1943, a 1946 Chrysler was shown as a military staff car.


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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