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The Bridge On The River Kwai

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In Theaters: December 18, 1957

PG | Action, Adventure, Drama, War | 2h 41m

The Bridge On The River Kwai

Set in 1942 during WWII, English prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge in Burma to help the Japanese in the relief effort. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) takes great interest in the bridge and begins to obsessively protect and push its construction. Colonel Nicholson' obsession leads him to trouble when the prisoners lose patience and discover his hidden agenda.

Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, Geoffrey Horne, Andre Morrell, Percy Herbert, Harold Goodwin, Ann Sears
Director: David Lean
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Sam Spiegel
Writer(s): Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman