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The bridge on the River Kwai

Author: Sam SpiegelPierre BoulleJack HawkinsSesshū HayakawaAnn SearsAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette : Secondary (senior high) school : U-matic : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.
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Genre/Form: War films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Spiegel; Pierre Boulle; Jack Hawkins; Sesshū Hayakawa; Ann Sears; Geoffrey Horne; Michael Wilson; Carl Foreman; William Holden; Alec Guinness; James Donald; David Lean; Columbia Pictures.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0767853547 9780767853545
OCLC Number: 521647733
Language Note: Soundtrack in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
MPAA rating: PG.
"Winner of 7 Academy awards including 1957 best picture."
Special features: Interactive and animated menus; scene selections with motion; theatrical trailers; talent files.
Credits: Music, Malcolm Arnold ; cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; editing, Peter Taylor.
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne.
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
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby 5.1 (Dolby Digital) in English and 2-channel (Dolby surround) in French, Spanish and Portuguese; dual layer; anamorphic widescreen 2.55:1).
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures ; a Sam Spiegel production ; directed by David Lean ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel.

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British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.

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