August 25, 2011, @ 8:00 pm
(David Lean, US 1957, 161 min.)
This searing adaptation of the Pierre Boulle war novel is also among David Lean’s greatest directorial achievements. British troops held captive by the Japanese army must build a railway bridge central to the enemy’s cause, while an Allied task force races to destroy it. Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, and William Holden deliver career-defining performances in this suspenseful war drama.