The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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  • Genre: Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1957-10-11
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 1999 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Horizon Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: David Lean
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The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson, the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

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  • William Holden

    as Cmdr. Shears
  • Alec Guinness

    as Col. Nicholson
  • Jack Hawkins

    as Maj. Warden
  • Sessue Hayakawa

    as Col. Saito
  • James Donald

    as Maj. Clipton
  • Geoffrey Horne

    as Lt. Joyce
  • André Morell

    as Col. Green
  • Peter Williams

    as Capt. Reeves
  • John Boxer

    as Major Hughes
  • Percy Herbert

    as Grogan
  • Harold Goodwin

    as Baker
  • Ann Sears

    as Nurse
  • Heihachirō Ōkawa

    as Captain Kanematsu
  • Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung

    as Siamese Girl
  • Keiichirô Katsumoto

    as Lieutenant Miura
  • Ngamta Suphaphongs

    as Siamese Girl
  • Javanart Punynchoti

    as Siamese Girl
  • Kannikar Dowklee

    as Siamese Girl
Writing Pierre Boulle Novel
Writing Carl Foreman Screenplay
Production Sam Spiegel Producer
Sound Malcolm Arnold Original Music Composer
Camera Jack Hildyard Director of Photography
Art Donald M. Ashton Art Direction
Sound John Cox Sound Designer
Sound John W. Mitchell Sound Designer
Directing David Lean Director
Costume & Make-Up Stuart Freeborn Makeup Artist
Writing Michael Wilson Screenplay
Directing Ted Sturgis Assistant Director
Directing A. B. Raj Second Unit First Assistant Director
Editing Peter Taylor Editor
Camera Ron Drinkwater Clapper Loader