The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" is a 1957 British-American epic war film directed by David Lean and based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai (1952) by Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction that uses the historical setting of the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–1943. The cast included William Holden, Jack Hawkins, and Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa."
Genre': Adventure, Drama, War
Release date: October 2, 1957 (UK), December, 14 1957 (USA)
Director: David Lean
Screenplay by: Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson
Based on: "The Bridge over the River Kwai" by Pierre Boulle
Music: Malcolm Arnold
Cinematography: Jack Hildyard
Edited by: Peter Taylor
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
* © 1957 - Columbia Pictures