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The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) David Lean, here with his two stars, Alec Guinness and the $250,000 bridge built for the film in Sri Lanka, presided over one of the 1950’s biggest hits. His adaptation of Frenchman Pierre Boulle’s sober wartime novel cranked up the epic without shedding any of the story’s melancholic intimacy. Lean, who worked with Guinness six times, had a tetchy relationship with the actor. The pair disagreed over the character of Colonel Nicholson, with Guinness arguing for him to be less of a "bore" and vexing Lean in the process.

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