The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – Encore Review 9

“There’s always the unexpected.” – Shears

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (on video, DVD, 21 May 2013, 19 Feb 2016, 29 Mar 2017, 8 Jan 2019, 26 Jan 2020, 13 Jul 2021, 20 Dec 2021, 10 Mar 2022, 19 Mar 2023 and 27 Mar 2023)

Link to original reviewHere, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here and Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – During World War II, prisoners in a Japanese POW camp try and decide how they should act; escape of endure the hardships of the camp.

My Take on it – I recently won a poll over at The LAMB for March’s Movie of the Month and got to host a podcast about this movie.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me!

I especially want to thank my fellow LAMB’s who joined me for this lively discussion about this amazing movie; Nick Rehak, James Wilson, Stephen Palmer and of course the usual Host of the LAMBCAST, Richard Kirkham himself.

Take a listen to the show here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – For the scenes where William Holden (Shears), Jack Hawkins (Major Warden), Geoffrey Horne (Lieutenant Joyce), and the native girls had to wade through swamps, they were wading through specially created ones. The real swamps in Ceylon were deemed to be too dangerous. Nevertheless, the leeches in the re-created swamps were real. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)


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