Movie Trailer for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, Andr Morell, Peter Williams directed by David Lean Movie Review

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Trailer for The Bridge on the River Kwai

Having surrendered to the Japanese Col. Nicholson (Alec Guinness - The Ladykillers) and his men are taken to a Prisoner of War camp in Indochina where they are ordered by Col. Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) to assist in building a bridge over the river Kwai. But with Saito expecting the British Officers to also help it brings on a battle of wills between him and Col. Nicholson who refuses to order his officers to do manual labour. The men admire Nicholson's resolve and when he finally wins out over Saito loyally do what he says and that is to build the Bridge but to do it with pride and make it a monument to Britain. But soon it becomes apparent that Nicholson's obsessive ness in getting the bridge built is that it has become a monument to him and his leadership. Meanwhile an escaped prisoner called Shears (William Holden - Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing) finds himself heading back into danger alongside Maj. Warden (Jack Hawkins - The Cruel Sea) and Lt. Joyce (Geoffrey Horne) as they head to the Kwai to blow up the bridge. ... Read Review