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The Bridge on the River Kwai
Directed by:
David Lean

Released on December 18 of 1957 in the USA, "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (also known as "Ponte sul fiume Kwai, Il", "Brücke am Kwai, Die") is an Adventure/Drama/War film directed by David Lean, and written by Michael Wilson (screenplay) . William Holden is starring, alongside Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald and Geoffrey Horne.

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Who directed "The Bridge on the River Kwai":

The Bridge on the River Kwai was directed by David Lean, an English director, writer, actor, and producer.

Before The Bridge on the River Kwai, David Lean had directed Summertime, released in 1955, The Sound Barrier (1952), Madeleine (1950), Oliver Twist (1948), Great Expectations (1946), and Brief Encounter (1945). Since, he directed Lawrence of Arabia, released in 1962, The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), A Passage to India (1984).

When was "The Bridge on the River Kwai" released:

The Bridge on the River Kwai was first released in the United States on Wednesday, December 18, 1957.. This was sixty-one (61) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, October 02, 1957 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, December 25, 1957 in France; Friday, March 07, 1958 in Germany; Thursday, January 30, 1958 in Italy; Monday, October 13, 1958 in Spain and on Sunday, December 22, 1957 in Japan.

What is the casting of "The Bridge on the River Kwai":

At the casting of The Bridge on the River Kwai we find William Holden, previously seen in Toward the Unknown (1956) and The Proud and Profane (1956); Jack Hawkins (Fortune Is a Woman (1957), The Man in the Sky (1957)); Alec Guinness (The Swan (1956), The Ladykillers (1955)) [ more... ]

  • Alec Guinness, Peter Williams and Harold Goodwin also appeared in The Ladykillers, released in 1955.
  • Alec Guinness, Percy Herbert and Harold Goodwin can be seen in Barnacle Bill, released in 1957.
  • James Donald and John Boxer also appeared together in San Demetrio London, released in 1943.
  • James Donald and John Boxer can both be seen in In Which We Serve, released in 1942.

What is the Storyline of "The Bridge on the River Kwai":

In World War II, British prisoners are marched to a Japanese prison camp in western Thailand. The commandant, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), informs them that all prisoners, regardless of rank, are to work on the construction of a railroad bridge over the River Kwai. The senior British officer, Lt. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), reminds Saito that the Geneva Conventions exempt officers from manual labor.

At the following morning's parade, Nicholson orders his officers to remain behind when the [...]

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Geoffrey Horne as "Lt. Joyce"

Geoffrey Horne as Lt. Joyce in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Geoffrey Horne as Lt. Joyce in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Alec Guinness as "Col. Nicholson"

Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

William Holden as "Cmdr. Shears"

William Holden as Cmdr. Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Jack Hawkins as "Maj. Warden"

Jack Hawkins as Maj. Warden in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Jack Hawkins as Maj. Warden in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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