Bridge on the River Kwai

David Lean (director)
Pierre Boulee (novel)
Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson (screenwriters)
William Holden, Alc Guiness, Jack Hawkins (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1957. Vintage borderless photograph of David Lean on the set of the 1957 film.

Based on Pierre Boulle's 1952 novel "Le Pont de la riviere Kwai," about Allied POWs forced to build a railway over a bridge during WWII. Under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson (Guinness), they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British perseverance. Unknown to him, the Allies have sent a mission into the jungle, led by Major Warden (Hawkins) and an American, Shears (Holden), to blow up the bridge. Winner of several Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, etc.), and was elected to the National Film Registry in 1997.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine, some light creasing.

National Film Registry. Ebert II.

[Book #146138]