Bridge On The River Kwai - Alec Guiness - Hollywood War Classics Movie Poster - Framed Prints
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Bridge On The River Kwai - Alec Guiness - Hollywood War Classics Movie Poster.
The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 epic war film directed by David Lean and based on the 1952 novel of the same name written by Pierre Boulle.The film uses the historical setting of the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–1943. The cast included William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and Sessue Hayakawa.
It was initially scripted by screenwriter Carl Foreman, who was later replaced by Michael Wilson. Both writers had to work in secret, as they were on the Hollywood blacklist and had fled to the UK in order to continue working.
The film was widely praised, winning seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture) at the 30th Academy Awards.In 1999, the British Film Institute voted The Bridge on the River Kwai the 11th greatest British film of the 20th century.