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David Lean

Lawrence of Arabia

218' - 1962 - Historical, Drama, Biography, Adventure - Dialogue: Arabic, Turkish, English
Director: David Lean Composer: Maurice Jarre With: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Lawrence of Arabia stars Peter O'Toole as the title character, T.E. Lawrence, in a film of grandeur and epic measurements. The film begins with the death of Lawrence. Suddenly, we're in British headquarters in Cairo during WW I. Lawrence is a 29-year-old General Staff desk man and not very interested in his work, as it provides none of the adventure for which he has joined the service. He is, however, transferred to Arabia at the request of the British Arab Bureau and, once there, helps promote an Arab rebellion against the Turks who rule the area. In order to do this, he must unite the warring Arab factions.

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David Lean


Maurice Jarre


Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn


Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

Director of Photography

Freddie Young


Anne V. Coates


David Lean, Sam Spiegel

More information


Arabic, Turkish, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom



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