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    The Bridge on the River Kwai (Columbia, 1958). French Grande (46" X 63"). The bridge for this movie took four times as long as the real one to build and cost producer Sam Spiegel $250,000. The first take of the explosion scene was ruined when the dynamite failed to go off and the train wrecked on the other side of the bridge. Ultimately, the scene was finished, but the footage was temporarily lost on the way to London -- the film was found sitting in the sun at the Cairo airport, amazingly unharmed. This French Grande has pinholes, with minor chips, tape stains, and fold wear with tears. The poster has been mounted on linen with some extensive restoration work. This is a gorgeous image for a great Academy Award winning film, with stunning art by Jean Mascii. Fine on Linen.

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