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.
After five months shooting in Jordan, Sam Spiegel ran short on cash and moved the entire production to Spain, where he had frozen assets he could only spend in that country. David Lean was so unhappy about the move that he stayed in Jordan on his own after everyone else... ...
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 in here?
Feisal gives Lawrence 50 men to take on Aqaba, but the group is never seen to have more than 30, even in long shots that show the entire group.
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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