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.



  • Steven Spielberg at an event for Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • David Lean in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif at an event for Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole at an event for Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Did You Know?


Peter O'Toole attended press interviews drunk.


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?


Throughout the movie T.E. Lawrence is seen carrying a revolver. The Real T.E. Lawrence had sent for two Colt M1911 pistols in 1914 when a friend was traveling in the US and British pistols were scarce due to WW1. In his letters to this brother he wrote: "The Colt is a lovely pistol. The more I examine it the more I like it. There is a vast gulf between it and the ordinary revolver."

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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