The Bridge on the River Kwai

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| | 2h 41min
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins

British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile British agents seek to destroy it

Cast

William Holden
Shears
Promotional shot of distinguished British actor, Alec Guinness
Colonel Nicholson
British actor Jack Hawkins wears a jacket and tie
Major Warden
Sessue Hayakawa
Colonel Saito
James Donald
Major Clipton
Geoffrey Horne
Lieutenant Joyce
British actor André Morell in a still from the 1959 film, The Hound of the Baskervilles
Colonel Green
Peter Williams
Captain Reeves
John Boxer
Major Hughes
Percy Herbert
Grogan
Harold Goodwin
Baker
Ann Sears
Nurse
Heihachirô Ôkawa
Captain Kanematsu
Keiichirô Katsumoto
Lieutenant Miura
M R B Chakrabandhu
Yai
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Director

David Lean

Writer

(novel)
(screenplay)

Film Footage

Colour

Released

1957

Pictures (1)

Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) in David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai