Lawrence of Arabia

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Other, War
Running Time:  227 min.
Release Date: January 30, 1963
DVD: April 3, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
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Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Claude Rains


A young intelligence officer in 1916 Cairo, Thomas Edward Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I.

He organizes a guerrilla army and leads the Arabs in desert raids and attacks against the Turks. Eventually, he leads his army north in an effort to destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.

Years later, he seeks anonymity as a soldier under a new name.

Director: David Lean
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Sam Spiegel, Robert A. Harris, David Lean
Screenplay: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

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  • 5 stars "How could ANYONE rate this brilliant work of collaborative genius one, two, three stars . . . ANSWER:Sadly, there are cinema goers wouldn't know a brilliant movie if it landed in their lap, sat up, and sang the Star Spangled Banner in 3 part harmony! It is arguably in the top 10 movies of all time. just sayin . . ."
  • 5 stars "Great Acting, Great writing, Great filming, Great editing, Great Story---an amazing presentation when skill was necessary with no special effects of today, The pace unfolding the story was simply superb... This is one of a small group of unique films... simply--A MASTERPIECE."
  • 5 stars "A stunning classic. Can't wait until Nov.11/12"
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