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    The Bridge on the River Kwai (Columbia, 1958). Italian Photobustas (12) (18.5" X 26.75"
    Director David Lean's gripping drama of obsession and monomania, set in a Japanese POW camp during World War II, was a major triumph for everyone involved, winning seven Oscars, including Best Actor (Alec Guinness), Best Director (Lean), and Best Picture. Guinness plays Colonel Nicholson who is tasked with building a bridge by the camp's commander, Col. Saito (Sessue Hayakawa). He initially accepts the assignment as a way of providing a morale booster for his troops, but, as the project wears on, his obsessive desire to complete the bridge to perfection slowly drives him mad. William Holden is the American officer assigned to destroy Nicholson's masterpiece. These terrific photobustas are a new offering from Heritage. The pieces have minor fold and edge wear, pinholes in the borders, small surface creases, and one has a small chip in the border. A William Holden portrait photobusta is not included, but one does exist, as Heritage sold it in 2008. Folded, Fine+.


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