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.
Ian Watts, longtime professor of English at Stanford and author of the landmark "The Rise of the Novel", had actually been a prisoner in the camp and helped with the construction of the bridge. He served as an advisor during the making of the film.
You'll go on without me. That's an order. You're in command now, Shears.
Commander Shears: You make me sick with your heroics! There's a stench of death about you. You carry it in your pack like the plague. Explosives and L-pills - they go well together, don't they? ...
When Colonel Nicholson is examining the wire sticking out of the river, the current switches direction.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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