Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Biography, Drama


Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Poster

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.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.3/10
233,115

Videos


Photos

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

See all photos

More Like This

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur

  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

  • The Sting

    The Sting

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Hawkins was originally set to take on the part of Colonel Harry Brighton. When he was shifted over to play Allenby, Anthony Quayle got the part of Brighton.


Quotes

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 in here?


Goofs

In his interview of Feisal, Jackson Bentley mentions that "certain influential men" in America want their country to join World War I. However, this conversation occurs after the fall of Aqaba, which was in July 1917; by that time, the US had already been in the war for several months.


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).


Alternate Versions

The original release included a sequence in which Lawrence, after his arrival at Faisal's camp and before the journey into the Nefud Dresert, voluntarily undergoes a risky test of courage. He and Ali (Omar Sharif) both jump into a quicksand pit, which begins to swallow them. The idea is that whoever calls for help last has the most courage. Lawrence wins the contest, thus proving himself more worthy in the eyes of the Bedouins, particularly Ali, with whom he has been on unfriendly terms up until now. This scene helps explain why the Bedouins would follow him into the desert. It was excised from the later versions and was not included in the 1988 restoration. Still photos exist of it, however.


Soundtracks

Main Title
Music by
Maurice Jarre
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Maurice Jarre

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War

Richard Madden Spills "Game of Thrones" Cast Secrets

Can you picture Cersei starring in a comedy? "Bodyguard" star, and former King in the North, Richard Madden can. He rates Lena Headey's comedic skills and more.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what the IMDb editors are excited to watch in November, check out our guide to horror, streaming shows, superheroes, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com