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PG| 3 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Cast: Peter O'Toole , Alec Guinness , Anthony Quinn , Omar Sharif , Jack Hawkins , Jose Ferrer , Claude Rains , Anthony Quayle

Director: David Lean

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Distributor: RCA Home Video, Columbia Tristar, Criterion Collection, Columbia TriStar Home Video

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Release Date: December 16th, 1962|3 hr. 36 min.

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  • What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made. show more

  • It's perhaps only because it can't be seen in its full glory on television that "Lawrence" isn't ranked more highly on some recent all-time "best film" lists. But it belongs near the very top. It's an astonishing, unrepeatable epic. show more

  • In short, they don't make 'em like this one anymore. Viewing it is like taking a time machine to a movie age that was more naive than our own in some ways, more sophisticated and ambitious in others. show more

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