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The Bridge on the River Kwai

“The Bridge on the River Kwai” Indy was probably first in line to watch David Lean’s multi-Oscar-winning World War II epic based on the novel by French writer Pierre Boulle. Since Indy loves danger and was a major player for the U.S. in the second global conflict, this riveting tale set in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp was right up his alley. Sessue Hayakawa plays the commander of the camp who orders all of his prisoners, regardless of rank, to build a bridge over the river Kwai as part of Japan’s construction of the Burmese Railroad. The film also stars Alec Guinness, pictured, in his Oscar-winning turn as the ramrod Col. Nicholson who ends up becoming obsessed with building the bridge and William Holden in a very Indy-type role as an American Navy enlisted man who escapes from the camp only to go return with the British Special Forces to destroy the bridge. File Photo
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