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Bridge on the River Kwai

Author: David LeanCarl ForemanWilliam HoldenAlec GuinnessJack HawkinsAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1985.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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British soldiers are forced by the Japanese to build a strategic railroad bridge. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the bridge.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
War films
Feature films
Drama
Film and video adaptations
Named Person: Pierre Boulle; Pierre Boulle
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Lean; Carl Foreman; William Holden; Alec Guinness; Jack Hawkins; Sesshū Hayakawa; Malcolm Arnold; Pierre Boulle; Columbia Pictures.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0767853547 9780767853545
OCLC Number: 646684892
Language Note: With English, French, Portuguese and Spanish tracks and English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Features: interactive and animated menus, scene selections with motion, theatrical trailers, and talent films.
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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD Dolby digital stereo surround.
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. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the bridge.

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