Memoirs bring back memories of Japanese
The Star Online
I remember our family fleeing into the jungle to hide from Japanese soldiers looking for young and able men to work on the Death Railway, linking Thailand with Burma, that was made famous by the movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai”. My father was in ...
For an easier-to-find film displaying the natural scenic splendours of the Indian Ocean island, see the David Lean epic “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957). Although about the Burma-Siam railway, it was shot in the jungle at sleepy Kitulgala, two ...
On this day: April 17
1918: Actor William Holden, who starred in such blockbusters as "Sunset Boulevard," "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "The Wild Bunch" and "Network," is born William Franklin Beedle Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois. Holden received Oscar nominations for Best ...
On this day: April 16
1991: Film director, editor and screenwriter David Lean, best known for big-screen epics such as "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "A Passage to India," dies of throat cancer at the age of 83 in London, England.