A Second Look at "Bridge on the River Kwai"

In his first Lyons Den column for The Octavian Report, Jeffrey Lyons recommends the classic Bridge on the River Kwai, perhaps the greatest movie made about the Pacific theater of World War II and widely considered one of the best films of the twentieth century.  One of America’s great film critics as well as the master of the anecdote, Lyons also offers some amusing bits of movie lore from the making of this masterpiece, including a cameo by Sir Alec Guinness as an owl’s nurse.

 

 

Some years ago, I did a one hour interview with Sir Alec Guinness and he spoke of a strange script he received in 1956. “It was one of the lead roles in a movie to be filmed in a jungle somewhere,” …

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