The Bridge on the River Kwai

David Lean (director)
Pierre Boulle (novel)
Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson (screenwriters)
Mike Wilson (photographer)
William Holden, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1957. Vintage oversize reference photograph from the 1957 British film, showing actor Alec Guinness. With a printed label affixed to the verso crediting still photographer Mike Wilson, along with the stamp of PIX Agency.

From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and the American magazine and newspaper market between 1935-1969.

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 World War II. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning seven, including Best Picture, Best Director for David Lean, and Best Actor for Alec Guinness.

Set in Thailand, shot on location in Sri Lanka.

8.25 x 10.5 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Ebert II.

[Book #150303]