Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957, Alec Guinness, William Holden)
Poster for the movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
© 1957 Horizon Pictures (II) − All right reserved.

Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957, Alec Guinness, William Holden)


In David Lean's seven Oscar-winning Second World War classic, Alec Guinness stars as Colonel Nicholson, the commanding officer of British PoWs in Burma. The prisoners are ordered by their Japanese captors to construct a bridge of strategic importance and are happy to sabotage and delay progress - until Nicholson orders them to continue the work unhindered to its completion. But are his actions tantamount to collaborating with the enemy?


Director:  David Lean
Producer:  Sam Spiegel
Original Music Composer:  Malcolm Arnold
Cinematography:  Jack Hildyard

Production Details


Collections: David Lean

Tagline: It spans a whole new world of entertainment!
Genres: Drama, History, War
Production Companies:  Horizon Pictures (II), Columbia Pictures

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