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Colonel Nicholson (Character)
from The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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The Bridge on the River Kwai -- 4k Ultra HD version captured and mastered in 4k. Allied commandos are dispatched deep inside the Burmese jungle to blow up a strategic bridge built by British POWs. Starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa.
The Bridge on the River Kwai -- After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
The Bridge on the River Kwai -- Clip: What have I done
The Bridge on the River Kwai -- Clip: A reasonable type

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From The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Colonel Nicholson: Hughes, if this were your bridge, how would you use the men?
Major Hughes: [chuckles] Well, sir, not the way they're doing it. It's utter chaos, as you can see at a glance. It's a lot of uncoordinated activity; no teamwork. Some of those parties are actually working against each other.
Colonel Nicholson: Yes... I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands. Thanks to the Japanese, we now command a rabble. There's no order, no discipline. Our task is to rebuild the battalion.
Major Reeves: Yes, sir.
Colonel Nicholson: It isn't going to be easy, but fortunately we have the means at hand: The bridge.
Major Hughes: "The bridge," sir?
Colonel Nicholson: The bridge. We can teach these barbarians a lesson in Western methods and efficiency that will put them to shame. We'll show them what the British soldier is capable of doing.
Major Hughes: Yes, I see your point, sir.
Colonel Nicholson: I realize how difficult it's going to be in this god-forsaken place where you can't find what you need, but there's the challenge.
Major Evans: I beg your pardon, sir. You mean you really want them to build a bridge?
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