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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 94% / Audience 93%

9/10

Rated PG 2 hr 41 mins

GENRES
Drama • History • War
DIRECTION
David Lean
CAST
William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

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CAST & CHARACTERS
William Holden Cmdr. Shears
Alec Guinness Col. Nicholson
Jack Hawkins Maj. Warden
Sessue Hayakawa Col. Saito
James Donald Maj. Clipton
Geoffrey Horne Lt. Joyce
André Morell Col. Green
Peter Williams Capt. Reeves
John Boxer Major Hughes
Percy Herbert Grogan
Harold Goodwin Baker
Ann Sears Nurse