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.
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 ... ...
Attention, English prisoners! Notice I do not say "English soldiers". From the moment you surrendered, you ceased to be soldiers. You will finish the bridge by the twelfth day of May. You will work under the direction of a Japanese engineer, ...
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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