The Bridge On The River Kwai

Dir: David Lean
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
161mins   1957   US | UK   PG   English | Japanese | Thai   

Part of Robert's Genre Club

British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors in occupied Burma, not knowing that the allied forces are planning a daring commando raid through the jungle to destroy it.

'Flawlessly acted (with outstanding performances by Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayawaka), it is entertainment that is both expert and honourable' - Philip Oakes, London Evening Standard


Wed 1 June