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Bridge on the River Kwai
The Academy Award winning film for best picture was Bridge on the River Kwai.

The story centers on a forced bridge building project as Japanese captors push their British charges to complete a bridge on the River Kwai.  Unknown to all of them is the Allied plan to blow up the bridge.

The Cast:
  • William Holden as Commander, Major Shears
  • Jack Hawkins as Major Warden
  • Alec Guinness as Colonel Nicholson
  • Sessue Hayakawa as Colonel Saito
  • James Donald as Major Clipton
  • Geoffrey Horne as Lieutenant Joyce
  • Andre Morell as Colonel Green
  • Peter Williams as Major Reeves
  • John Boxer as Captain Hughes
  • Percy Herbert as Grogan
  • Harold Goodwin as Baker
  • Ann Sears as nurse at the Ceylon Hospital
  • Heihachiro Okawa as Captain Kanematsu
  • Keiichiro Katsumoto at Lieutenant Miura
  • MRB Ckarabandhu as Yai


  • David Lean
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