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1957 Press Photo Bridge River Kwai William Holden

AdID: 303910

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRY45277

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 British World War II film by David Lean based on The Bridge over the River Kwai by French writer Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942=43 for its historical setting. It stars William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa. The film was shot in Sri Lanka (credited as Ceylon, as it was known at the time). The bridge itself was located near Kitulgala.

In 1997, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry. A sequel, Return from the River Kwai, was released in 1989.Photo measures 10.25 x 8inches. Photo is dated --1957.