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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Cast
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, André Morell , Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert
Released
1957
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Grave markers next to railroad track (0:01)

Prisoners of war dig graves. (0:04)

Colonel Saito tells medical officer Major Clipton, "... It is insane to try and escape."
”He is mad, your colonel, quite mad.” (0:36)

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson tells Clipton, referring to Saito, "Actually, I think he's mad."
”It's insane to plan escapes.” (0:40)

Clipton asks a Japanese soldier, referring to Saito and Nicholson, "Are they both mad... Or am I going mad?" (0:44)

A British POW mimics seppuku to his comrade. (0:46)

Saito tells Nicholson that if the bridge is not completed on time, "I'll have to kill myself."
Nicholson: ”I suppose if I were you, I'd have to kill myself.”
Referring to respect: ”If he loses it, he ceases to command, and what happens then? Demoralization and chaos.” (0:55)

Nicholson asks a corporal, "Have you a nervous affliction?" (1:06)

Seaman Shears tells a nurse,"You give me powders, pills, baths, injections, enemas, when all I need is love." (1:15)

Shears tells Major Warden, referring to Nicholson, "He had the guts of a maniac."
”I was out of my head half the time.”
”I'll tell him that I impersonated an officer because I went off my rocker in the jungle.” (1:22)

Private Baker tells Clipton, "Colonel might think I'm malingering, sir." (1:28)

Lt. Joyce tells Col. Green, "It's worried me quite a bit." (1:34)

Nicholson Tales Clipton, "No reflection on you, but there are always a few malingerers, aren't there?" (1:47)

Shears tells Warden he and Nicholson are "crazy with courage." (2:01)

Men dressed as women perform on stage for the other soldiers. (2:11)

Nicholson tells the soldiers, "However, you’ll be glad to know that the completion of this link in the railway will enable us to transport the sick and the disabled to the new camp by train." (2:19)

Warden, referring to Nicholson: "He's gone mad." (2:33)

Clipton: "Madness." (2:39)

Clipton: "Madness. Madness" (2:40)

Reference in The Evening Star