The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

What Have I Done?

Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) comes to the realization that the bridge must be destroyed. In his final moments he falls on the detonator exploding the bridge.

Directed by David Lean.

Released in 1957 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Soldier
  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Stumble
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  • action: Shoot
  • action: Kill
  • action: Fall
  • editors-choice: Explosions!
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  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Classic Literature
  • secondary-genre: Classic War Stories
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Classic Action & Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Military & War Dramas
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  • mood: Exciting
  • mood: Suspenseful
  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Machine Gun
  • prop: Hat
  • prop: Detonator
  • prop: Dynamite
  • setting: Jungle
  • setting: River
  • setting: Bridge
  • theme: Hypocrisy
  • theme: Duty
  • theme: Judgment
  • theme: Consequences
  • theme: Life and Death
  • theme: War
  • actor: Jack Hawkins
  • actor: Alec Guinness
  • actor: James Donald
  • actor: William Holden
  • director: David Lean
  • producer: Sam Spiegel
  • cinematographer: Jack Hildyard
  • composer: Malcolm Arnold
  • editor: Peter Taylor
  • role-name: Colonel Nicholson
  • role-name: Shears
  • role-name: Major Warden
  • role-name: Major Clipton
  • screenwriter: Pierre Boulle
  • screenwriter: Michael Wilson
  • screenwriter: Carl Foreman
  • year: 1957
  • studio: Sony