Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the thirtieth Best Picture Winner: “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel cooperates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. Directed by David Lean, the film stars William Holden as Shears, Alec Guinness as Colonel Nicholson, Jack Hawkins as Major Warden, Sessue Hayakawa as Colonel Saito, James Donald as Major Clipton, and Geoffrey Horne as Lieutenant Joyce.
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