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Bridge On The River Kwai Poster

One of the essential WWII genre film posters. "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) was a massive success, garnering a total of 7 Oscars! Telling the tale of the construction of the Burma railroad, the film merely hinted at the brutality of the treatment of allied POW's & indigenous workers who worked on the project. Nonetheless, the film was blessed with some great acting (Alec Guinness), a stirring soundtrack (Malcolm Arnold) & some gorgeous photography (it was actually filmed in Sri Lanka).

 

Unfortunately, the 1st release Quad is so rare that it retails for thousands of Pounds. The film was re-released over the years a number of times but what we have here is the 1st re-release poster, c' 1962-63. This is the only re-release "Kwai" poster to boast the same artwork design & a full colour palette, the only difference between this & the 1st release being the text in white writing at the top of the poster (please see this debut release Quad for comparison: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/bridge-on-the-river-kwai-4240225-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4240225&sid=7d7fd9b4-8fc4-4407-98b5-a0c7d43d9bcd). Given the rarity of debut release "Kwais" & the almost identical appearance of the 1st re-release, these posters are collectable in their own right too. 

 

This poster has a couple of minor edge nicks, slight fold-line wear & writing to the reverse that does not show through. A classic WWII film poster!



Price: £575.00

Film Category: War
Director: David Lean
Actor / Actresses: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Unknown
Condition: Excellent
Year: 1957
Reference: 58983



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