Colonel Saito: Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
Colonel Nicholson: One day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built it. Not a gang of slaves, but soldiers, British soldiers, Clipton, even in captivity.
Commander Shears: You mean, you intend to uphold the letter of the law, no matter what it costs?
Colonel Nicholson: Without law, Commander, there is no civilization.
Commander Shears: That's just my point; here, there is no civilization.
Colonel Nicholson: Then we have the opportunity to introduce it.
Colonel Saito: You are defeated but you have no shame. You are stubborn but you have no pride. You endure but you have no courage.
Opened: October 02, 1957 Runtime: 2 hr. 41 min. Genre: Adventure, War, Drama Rated: U