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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


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David Lean
   directed   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Sir Malcolm Arnold
   wrote music for   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Won an Academy Award
Sir Alec Guinness
   for his role in   
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit. Reportedly hated working on Star Wars (1977) so much, Guinness claims that Obi-Wan's death was his idea as a means to limit his involvement in the film. Guinness also claims to throw away all Star Wars related fan mail without even opening it.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
Director: David Lean
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   has the last line:   
"Madness. Madness."
Sir Alec Guinness and William Holden
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   features   
Second World War, 1939 - 1945
Fiction but borrows from the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 for its historical setting.
Humphrey Bogart
   was considered for the role of   
Commander Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden got the part
Ronald Colman
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Noel Coward
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Commander Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
James Mason
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Ralph Richardson
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   contains the line   
"Madness. Madness."
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
IMDB: 8.5/10. Director: David Lean. Won 7 Oscars including best picture. Won 4 Baftas & 3 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.
David Lean
   directed the film   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Shears
   is played by William Holden in   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)






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