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Plot, Details & Awards

Exodus

(1960)
Not Yet Rated 208min.
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Plot & Details

Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, Exodus is a 212-minute screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by Leon Uris. The film is concerned with the emergence of Israel as an independent nation in 1947. Its first half focuses on the efforts of 611 holocaust survivors to defy the blockade of the occupying British government and sail to Palestine on the sea vessel Exodus. Paul Newman, a leader of the Hagannah (the Jewish underground), is willing to sacrifice his own life and the lives of the refugees rather than be turned back to war-ravaged Europe, but the British finally relent and allow the Exodus safe passage. Once this victory is assured, 30,000 more Jews, previously interned by the British, flood into the Holy Land.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1960 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama or Comedy Score Ernest Gold Won
1960 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Cinematography Sam Leavitt Nominated
1960 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Sal Mineo Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1960 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Sal Mineo Won
1960 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Ernest Gold Nominated

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