icon Film Profile: The Bridge on the River Kwai - (1957)
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  • Director: David Lean
  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics,
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 185 Mins

A British colonel in a Japanese PoW camp is ordered to build a railway bridge over a river, forging a vital communications link. At first he refuses to obey, but eventually agrees to take the project on - and becomes so obsessed with the task that he creates a dilemma for an American soldier sent to destroy the structure. David Lean's Oscar-winning Second World War drama, starring Alec Guinness, William Holden and Jack Hawkins.
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Cast List:
Col Nicholson : Alec Guinness
Shears : William Holden
Maj Warden : Jack Hawkins
Col Green : Andre Morell
Col Saito : Sessue Hayakawa
Maj Clipton : James Donald
Lt Joyce : Geoffrey Horne
Capt Reeves : Peter Williams

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