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The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG
  • Director: David Lean   Cast: William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald
  • Running Time: 121 minutes
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Genre

Action/Adventure, Drama, War

Producer

Sam Spiegel

Distributor

Columbia Pictures

Release Date

Dec 18, 1957

Release Notes

NY

Review

Lean won his first Best Picture Oscar for this unforgettable epic WWII film that’s part battle of wills between British officers and Japanese captors, part adventure story about the building (and inevitable destruction) of the titular bridge, and part existential drama about the futility of all human endeavors.