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The Resource The bridge on the River Kwai., Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean

The bridge on the River Kwai., Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean

Label
The bridge on the River Kwai.
Title
The bridge on the River Kwai.
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Cataloging source
HCO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Malcolm Arnold ; cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; editing, Peter Taylor
Language note
  • In English with optional French soundrack; optional English and French subtitles
  • Closed captioned
PerformerNote
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1991
  • 1914-1978
  • 1918-1981
  • 1914-2000
  • 1910-1973
  • 1889-1973
  • 1917-1993
  • 1933-1992
  • 1912-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lean, David
  • Spiegel, Sam
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Holden, William
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Hayakawa, Sesshū
  • Donald, James
  • Sears, Ann
  • Horne, Geoffrey
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
167
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
Technique
live action
Label
The bridge on the River Kwai., Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on Pont de la rivière Kwaï by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Special features include: exclusive documentary--adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration ; original featurette: The rise and fall of a jungle giant ; USC short film introduced by William Holden
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1129098
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 167 min.)
Isbn
9781435912335
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396256217
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
25621
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1129098
  • (OCoLC)232338012
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby Digital ; 2.55:1 anamorphic widescreen ; remastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The bridge on the River Kwai., Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Publication
Note
  • Based on Pont de la rivière Kwaï by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Special features include: exclusive documentary--adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration ; original featurette: The rise and fall of a jungle giant ; USC short film introduced by William Holden
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1129098
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 167 min.)
Isbn
9781435912335
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396256217
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
25621
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1129098
  • (OCoLC)232338012
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby Digital ; 2.55:1 anamorphic widescreen ; remastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD

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