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.



  • Peter O'Toole and Anthony Quayle in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • David Lean in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole at an event for Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • David Lean and Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Did You Know?


During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in the 1970s, Peter O'Toole was describing just how long the movie took to make by referring to the scene when T.E. Lawrence and Gen. Allenby, after their meeting, continue talking while walking down a staircase. According to O'Toole, part of the ... ...


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?


When Lawrence arrives at the Suez Canal, the ship which comes into focus is a late-'50s Blue Funnel Line ship.

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).


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War


Release Date:

11 December 1962


English, Arabic, Turkish

Country of Origin


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$44,824,144 (USA)

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