PG | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
Peter O'Toole's screen test was more modest than Albert Finney's, taking only a day to shoot. He dyed his hair blond and shaved the beard he was wearing in a Stratford, England, production of The Merchant of Venice. David Lean was impressed at the first sight of him in costume. ... ...
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?
In the opening scene he is riding a motorcycle at high speeds, but his hair does not get swept back as it would at high speeds.
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).
English, Arabic, Turkish
$32,930 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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