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The Resource The Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; a Horizon Picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean

The Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; a Horizon Picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean

Label
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Title
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; a Horizon Picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • por
  • spa
  • tha
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Awards note
Golden Globe for best motion picture (drama), 1958.
Cataloging source
SMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Bridge on the River Kwai (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Editor, Peter Taylor ; cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; music, Malcolm Arnold
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
In English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese; with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai. Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, Ann Sears
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  • 1914-1978
  • 1908-1991
  • 1918-1981
  • 1914-2000
  • 1910-1973
  • 1889-1973
  • 1917-1993
  • 1933-1992
  • 1922-1997
  • 1912-1994
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  • Spiegel, Sam
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Lean, David
  • Holden, William
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Hayakawa, Sesshū
  • Donald, James
  • Sears, Ann
  • Horne, Geoffrey
  • Hildyard, Jack
  • Taylor, Peter
  • Arnold, Malcolm
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
162
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  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
  • Thailand
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • Military campaigns
  • Burma
  • Thailand
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; a Horizon Picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Based on Le pont de la rivière Kwaï / Pierre Boulle
  • "Columbia TriStar DVD."
  • Includes interactive and animated menus, scene selections with motion, theatrical trailer, talent files
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45486804
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767853545
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396052789
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
05278
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45486804
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; Widescreen (2.55:1) ; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), Dolby surround 2-channel (French, Spanish, Portuguese)
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; a Horizon Picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Based on Le pont de la rivière Kwaï / Pierre Boulle
  • "Columbia TriStar DVD."
  • Includes interactive and animated menus, scene selections with motion, theatrical trailer, talent files
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45486804
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767853545
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396052789
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
05278
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45486804
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; Widescreen (2.55:1) ; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), Dolby surround 2-channel (French, Spanish, Portuguese)
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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