• Arabesque (1966)

Arabesque

Release Date: 1966

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock (Gregory Peck), a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also contend with a mysterious man called Beshraavi (Alan Badel). Meanwhile, Beshraavi's beautiful lover, Yasmin Azir (Sophia Loren), seems willing to aid Pollock -- but is she really on his side?

Cast: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore, Carl Duering, John Merivale, Duncan Lamont, George Coulouris

Director: Stanley Donen

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: England, 1960s, Investigation, Engaging, Quest, Amusing, Deception

Awards

Nominated British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated Editing (for Best Editing of a British Film)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner British Cinematography: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)