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Exodus (1960)

Sal Mineo as "Dov Landau"

Based on Leon Uris' novel, this historical epic provides a dramatic backstory to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to transport 600 Jewish refugees on a dangerous voyage from Cyprus to Palestine on a ship named the Exodus. He faces obstruction from British forces, who will not grant the ship passage to its destination.

Academy Award (1960)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1960)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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