Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama


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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.


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  • David Lean and Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole and Zia Mohyeddin in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • David Lean in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole and Zia Mohyeddin in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Trivia

Sam Spiegel wanted David Lean to consider the cost-saving benefits of shooting in Southern California or the less volatile political climate in Israel. Lean, however, was determined to film the story where it had happened, in Jordan. One obvious problem was Spiegel's ... ...


Quotes

Colonel Brighton: He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.
Vicar at St. Paul's: Did you know him well?
Colonel Brighton: I knew him.
Vicar at St. Paul's: Well nil nisi bonum. But did he really deserve a place here?


Goofs

When Lawrence is showing off in his new Arab dress, the shadows are initially long, but in the next shot have suddenly shortened.


Crazy Credits

The opening credits read: Introducing Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence. However, O'Toole had already played very noticeable roles in two feature-length films, the Disney 1960 version of Kidnapped (1960), and The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960).

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War

Details

Release Date:

11 December 1962

Language

English, Arabic, Turkish


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,930 (USA) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$6,000,000 (USA)

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