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.
When Omar Sharif signed on with Sam Spiegel to do "Lawrence," it was a seven picture deal at $15,000 per film. The others were Behold a Pale Horse (1964), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Genghis Khan (1965), The Night of the Generals (1967), and Funny Girl (1968) and Mackenna's Gold (1969).
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.
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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