Lawrence of Arabia (re-release) Image

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

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Summary: An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.
Runtime: 216 min
Production: Horizon Pictures (II)
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Languages: English, Arabic, Turkish
Home Release Date: Apr 3, 2001
Director Credit
David Lean Director
Writer Credit
Michael Wilson Screenplay
Robert Bolt Screenplay
T.E. Lawrence Writings
Principal Cast Credit
Peter O'Toole T.E. Lawrence
Cast Credit
Alec Guinness Prince Feisal
Anthony Quayle Colonel Brighton
Anthony Quinn Auda Abu Tayi
Arthur Kennedy Jackson Bentley
Claude Rains Mr. Dryden
Donald Wolfit General Murray
Gamil Ratib Majid
I.S. Johar Gasim
Jack Hawkins General Lord Edmund Allenby
John Dimech Daud
José Ferrer Turkish Bey
Michel Ray Farraj
Omar Sharif Sherif Ali
Zia Mohyeddin Tafas
Producer Credit
David Lean Producer
Jim Painten Producer
Robert A. Harris Producer
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