The Bridge on the River Kwai

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When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's epic World War II adventure THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. Spectacularly produced, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI captured... read more
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When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's epic World War II adventure THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. Spectacularly produced, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI captured the imagination of the public and won seven 1957 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Director. Even it's theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, the Colonel Bogey March, became a massive hit. THE BRIDGE ONTHE RIVER KWAI continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.

Original Release

10/11/1957

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Cast

William Holden Cmdr. Shears
Alec Guinness Colonel Nicholson
Jack Hawkins Major Warden
Sessue Hayakawa Colonel Saito
James Donald Doctor
Geoffrey Horne Lieutenant Joyce
André Morell Colonel Green (as Andre Morell)
Peter Williams Captain Reeves
John Boxer Major Hughes
Percy Herbert Grogan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Lean

Writers

Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, Pierre Boulle, Calder Willingham

Cast

William Holden Cmdr. Shears
Alec Guinness Colonel Nicholson
Jack Hawkins Major Warden
Sessue Hayakawa Colonel Saito
James Donald Doctor
Geoffrey Horne Lieutenant Joyce
André Morell Colonel Green (as Andre Morell)
Peter Williams Captain Reeves
John Boxer Major Hughes
Percy Herbert Grogan
Harold Goodwin Baker
Ann Sears Nurse
Heihachirô Ôkawa Captain Kanematsu (as Henry Okawa)
Keiichirô Katsumoto Lieutenant Miura (as Keiichiro Katsumoto) (as K. Katsumoto)
Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung Siamese Girl
M.R.B. Chakrabandhu Yai
Ngamta Suphaphongs Siamese Girl
Javanart Punynchoti Siamese Girl
Kannikar Dowklee Siamese Girl

Producers

Sam Spiegel Producer

Editors

Peter Taylor

1958 Oscar Best Picture Won
1958 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1958 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1958 Oscar Best Director Won
1958 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Won
1958 Oscar Best Cinematography Won
1958 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1958 Oscar Best Music, Scoring Won
1958 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1958 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1958 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1958 Golden Globe Best Director Won
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