• Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia

Release Date: 1962

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2001

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, José Ferrer, Claude Rains, Anthony Quayle

Director: David Lean

Genres: Adventure , Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Horizon Films

Keywords: Rise, Quest, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    Lawrence is back on the big screen, and it simply demands to be seen. Yes, again. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    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

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