The Bridge on the River Kwai

Film, Drama
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Time Out says

A classic example of a film that fudges the issues it raises: Guinness restores the morale of British PoWs by building a bridge which it transpires is of military value to the Japanese, and then attempts to thwart Hawkins and Holden's destruction of it - or does he? etc. The film's success also marked the end of Lean as a director and the beginnings of American-financed 'British' films.


Release details

160 mins

Cast and crew

David Lean
Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, Pierre Boulle
William Holden
Andre Morell
Sessue Hayakawa
James Donald
Jack Hawkins
Alec Guinness