When British P.O.W.s 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 its theme song, an old WWI whistling tune, the "Colonel Bogey March," became a massive worldwide hit. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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War/Adventure/Drama · 2h 41m · 3/30/1994

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When British P.O.W.s 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 its theme song, an old WWI whistling tune, the "Colonel Bogey March," became a massive worldwide hit. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Japanese, Thai

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures

Budget

$3,000,000

Revenue

$27,200,000
Part Of
Cast
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Alec Guinness

Colonel Nicholson
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William Holden

Shears
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Jack Hawkins

Major Warden
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Sessue Hayakawa

Colonel Saito
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James Donald

Major Clipton
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Geoffrey Horne

Lieutenant Joyce
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André Morell

Colonel Green
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Peter Williams

Captain Reeves
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John Boxer

Major Hughes
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Percy Herbert

Grogan
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Harold Goodwin

Baker
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Ann Sears

Nurse
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Heihachirô Ôkawa

Captain Kanematsu
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Keiichirô Katsumoto

Lieutenant Miura
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M.R.B. Chakrabandhu

Yai
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Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung

Siamese Girl
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Ngamta Suphaphongs

Siamese Girl
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Javanart Punynchoti

Siamese Girl
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Kannikar Dowklee

Siamese Girl
Crew
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David Lean

Director
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Pierre Boulle

Writer
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Carl Foreman

Writer
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Michael Wilson

Writer
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Sam Spiegel

Producer
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Jack Hildyard

Cinematograpy
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Peter Taylor

Editor
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Malcolm Arnold

Music
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