The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Bridge on the River Kwai
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, War
Keywords epic
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
William Holden Actor Shears 1 1000001
Alec Guinness Actor Colonel Nicholson 1 1000002
Jack Hawkins Actor Major Warden 1 1000003
Sessue Hayakawa Actor Colonel Saito 1 1000004
James Donald Actor Major Clipton 1 1000005
Geoffrey Horne Actor Lieutenant Joyce 1 1000006
Andre Morell Actor Colonel Green 1 1000007
Peter Williams Actor Captain Reeves 1 1000008
John Boxer Actor Major Hughes 1 1000009
Percy Herbert Actor Grogan 1 1000010
Harold Goodwin Actor Baker 1 1000011
Ann Sears Actor Nurse 1 1000012
Henry Okawa Actor Captain Kanematsu 1 1000013
K Katsumoto Actor Lieutenant Miura 1 1000014
M Chakrabandhu Actor Yai 1 1000015
Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung Actor Siamese Girl 1 1000016
Ngamta Suphaphongs Actor Siamese Girl 1 1000017
Javanart Punynchoti Actor Siamese Girl 1 1000018
Kannikar Bowklee Actor Siamese Girl 1 1000019
David Lean Director n/a 2 2000001
Sam Spiegel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jim Painten Producer (Restoration) 3 3000002
Pierre Boulle Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Carl Foreman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Michael Wilson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Pierre Boulle Source Material (from novel) Novel as Source Material("The Bridge Over the River Kwai") 120793 4000004
Cecil Ford Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Gus Agosti Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Ted Sturgis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Angela Martelli Continuity n/a 890 5000004
Jack Hildyard Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Newbrook Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Bill Pine Color Timer (Restoration) 120921 6000003
Gerry Fisher Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000004
Peter Taylor Editor n/a 172 7000001
Eric Boyd-Perkins Editor n/a 172 7000002
Janet Davidson Editor n/a 172 7000003
Teddy Darvas Editor n/a 172 7000004
Rusty Coppleman Editor n/a 172 7000005
Peter Miller Editor n/a 172 7000006
Pamela Bosworth Editor n/a 172 7000007
Fred Burnley Editor n/a 172 7000008
Norma Hawkes Editor n/a 172 7000009
George Hively Editor (Restoration) 172 7000010
Malcolm Arnold Music n/a 120781 8000001
Donald Ashton Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Geoffrey Drake Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000002
William Graf Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
L E Perowne Technical Advisor n/a 537 12000001
John Apperson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Stuart Freeborn Makeup n/a 353 13000002
George Partleton Makeup n/a 353 13000003
John Cox Sound n/a 120816 14000001
John Mitchell Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Winston Ryder Sound Editor Chief Sound Editor 229 14000003
Don Hall Sound Editor (Restoration) 229 14000004
Gary Krivacek Sound Editor (Restoration) 229 14000005
B Sebastian Sound Mixer (Restoration) 230 14000006
Joel Fein Sound Mixer (Restoration) 230 14000007
Bob Minkler Sound Mixer (Restoration) 230 14000008
Archie Dansie Electrician Chief Electrician 450 15000001
Peter Dukelow Construction Manager n/a 120983 21000001
Synopsis
British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile, British agents seek to destroy it. After surrendering his unit to the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson demands his men behave by the book, and refuses to cooperate with the equally dutiful Japanese commander. When the Japapese insist that the POWs build a bridge, they decide to build the best one possible, thereby restoring morale. But after one of the men escapes to Australia and lets the British commander there know of the operation, he is sent back to the jungle to destroy the tactically-crucial bridge that his comrades are desperately trying to complete.