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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG
161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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.
Director
Writers
Pierre Boulle (novel "Le pont de la rivière Kwaï") | Carl Foreman (screenplay) (originally uncredited) | Michael Wilson (screenplay) (originally uncredited)
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Budget
$ 3,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 44,908,000
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Release date
Dec 14, 1957 (United States)

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22 cast members
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William Holden
Cmdr. Shears Cmdr. Shears   See fewer
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Alec Guinness
Colonel Nicholson Colonel Nicholson   See fewer
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Jack Hawkins
Major Warden Major Warden   See fewer
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Sessue Hayakawa
Colonel Saito Colonel Saito   See fewer
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James Donald
Major Clipton / Doctor Major Clipton / Doctor   See fewer
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Geoffrey Horne
Lieutenant Joyce Lieutenant Joyce   See fewer
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André Morell
Colonel Green (as Andre Morell) Colonel Green (as Andre Morell)   See fewer
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Peter Williams
Captain Reeves Captain Reeves   See fewer
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John Boxer
Major Hughes Major Hughes   See fewer
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Percy Herbert
Grogan Grogan   See fewer
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Ann Sears
Nurse Nurse   See fewer
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Heihachirô Ôkawa
Captain Kanematsu (as Heihachirô 'Henry' Ôkawa) Captain Kanematsu (as Heihachirô 'Henry' Ôkawa)   See fewer
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Keiichirô Katsumoto
Lieutenant Miura (as Keiichiro Katsumoto, K. Katsumoto) Lieutenant Miura (as Keiichiro Katsumoto, K. Katsumoto)   See fewer
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Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung
Siamese Girl Siamese Girl   See fewer
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Ngamta Suphaphongs
Siamese Girl Siamese Girl   See fewer
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Javanart Punynchoti
Siamese Girl Siamese Girl   See fewer
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Kannikar Dowklee
Siamese Girl Siamese Girl   See fewer
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Tsai Chin
Tokyo Rose (voice) (uncredited) Tokyo Rose (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christopher Greet
British Officer (uncredited) British Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Nelson
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8.2 / 10 | 177,801 votes