Saturday, February 20, 2021

War Film 10: The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)

For our final podcast in the War Films series, we turn to David Lean's WWII prisoner of war drama set in Burma in 1943. Starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa, the film was based on the novel by French author Pierre Boulle and was produced by Sam Spiegel. It won seven Oscars, four British Academy Film Awards, and three Golden Globes. Click the image below to listen to the podcast (32.7 MB, 1 hour 17 mins).

Recorded Sunday 14 February 2021, edited by Murray Ewing.