Episode 39

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


August 26th, 2022

1 hr 51 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

Finishing in second place for our third poll in a row earned this film its rightful spot in the Danger Close catalogue.

Set in a Japanese prison camp in Thailand in 1943, it pits the principled Lt Col Nicholson (Alec Guinness) against the ruthless camp commandant Col Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) in a battle of character and wit. This fictional story, loosely based on real events, won seven Academy Awards, including David Lean’s first Oscar for Best Director.

So whistle while you march to join us as we discuss this world-famous film and its epic story!

Next Episode: Apocalypse Now (1979)

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