Exodus Poster

Release Date: 1960

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, John Derek, Hugh Griffith

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Alpha Films, Carlyle Productions

Keywords: Gripping, Soldier, Passionate, Escape, Rescue, Emotional, Quest, 1940s


Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role