The Bridge on the River Kwai

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

japan based on novel or book resistance river world war ii prisoner of war thailand bridge burma pacific war bridge blowup

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Release Date: October 11, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «It spans a whole new world of entertainment!»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Horizon Pictures, Columbia Pictures
Director    :   David Lean
Producers    :   Sam Spiegel
Writers    :   Carl Foreman, Pierre Boulle, Michael Wilson
RunTime    :   161 mins.
Budget    :   3000000
Revenue    :   44908000

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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