Lawrence of Arabia
- Original title
Lawrence of Arabia
- Running time
- 222 min.
- United Kingdom
Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Columbia Pictures / Horizon Pictures
Adventure. Drama. War | Biography. Epic film. I World War. Historical
- Synopsis / Plot
- While working on the staff of the British Intelligence in Cairo in 1916, Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to a mission to establish contact with Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), leader of the Arab revolt and ally of the British against the German-sponsored Turks in WWI. Impressed by Lawrence's knowledge of their culture, the prince allows the young officer to join his staff, and Lawrence quickly earns the respect from the Arabs after he executes acts of extraordinary heroism. As Lawrence's genius for guerrilla warfare becomes evident, he assumes the role of de facto leader of the Arab revolt, uniting the heretofore warring tribes into a devastatingly effective weapon.
: 7 Academy Awards, including Film, Director, Editing and Music
: 4 Golden Globes: Drama, Director, Supp. Actor, Cinematography. 3 nominations
: BAFTA Awards: British Film, Film from any Source, British Actor & Screenplay. 5 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Best director
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Production and Actor (Peter O'Toole)
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