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The bridge on the River Kwai

Author: David LeanWilliam HoldenAlec GuinnessJack HawkinsSesshū HayakawaAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.
Series: Columbia classics (DVD videodiscs)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's ed., widescreenView all editions and formats
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British soldiers are forced by the Japanese to build a strategic railroad bridge, while the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy it.
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Genre/Form: War films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Pierre Boulle; Pierre Boulle
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Lean; William Holden; Alec Guinness; Jack Hawkins; Sesshū Hayakawa; Malcolm Arnold; Pierre Boulle
ISBN: 1424829909 9781424829903
OCLC Number: 144976533
Language Note: In English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish with optional Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, or Thai subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Features: isolated music score documentary, Rise and fall of a jungle giant featurette, USC short film introduced by William Holden, appreciation by filmmaker John Milius, photo gallery, theatrical trailers, talent files, DVD-ROM features. Trivia sabotage : experience building the bridge maps and military strategy, screensavers from original movie art.
Credits: Director of photography, Jack Hildyard ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music, Malcolm Arnold.
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald.
Awards: Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Screenplay, Carl Foreman (credited as Michael Wilson); Best Director, David Lean; Best Cinematography, Jack Hildyard; Best Score, Malcolm Arnold; Best Actor, Alec Guinness. Academy Award nomination: Best Supporting Actor, Sessue Hayakawa
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Series Title: Columbia classics (DVD videodiscs)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean.

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British soldiers are forced by the Japanese to build a strategic railroad bridge, while the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy it.

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