The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

A 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.

Film programs
Books with substantial mentioning of The Bridge on the River Kwai
David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

Jürgen Müller (ed.)
Movies of the 50s
Köln, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, 2005

Joel Finler
All-Time Box-Office Hits
New York City, 1985

Tony Thomas
The Great Adventure Films
Secaucus, NJ, 1980

Douglas Brode
The Films of the Fifties
Secaucus, NJ, 1976

Lawrence J. Quirk
The Films of William Holden
Secaucus, New Jersey, 1973
Books with an entry on The Bridge on the River Kwai
Ivan Butler
Cinema in Britain, An illustrated Survey
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1973

Paul Michael, editor in chief. James Robert Parish, associate editor
The American movies reference book, The sound era
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,, 1969

The Bridge on the River Kwai
United Kingdom / United States 1957

Directed by

John Boxer


Running time:161 minutes
Country:United Kingdom
United States

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