Quotation by Michael Wilson

You'd leave your own mother here, if the rules called for it.
Michael Wilson (1914–1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914–1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden) to Warden (Jack Hawkins), The Bridge on the River Kwai, when Warden asks to be left behind on a mission following his injury (1957).

Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle, who spoke no English, received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. A restored version of the film credits all three writers.
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