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Lawrence of Arabia

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Original title
Lawrence of Arabia
Running time
222 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Maurice Jarre
Freddie Young
Columbia Pictures, Horizon Pictures (Producer: Sam Spiegel)
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.
1962: 7 Academy Awards, including Film, Director, Editing and Music. 10 Nominations
1962: Golden Globes: 6 Awards including Best Drama & Director. 9 Nominations
1962: BAFTA Awards: British Film, Film from any Source, British Actor & Screenplay. 5 Nominations
1962: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1962: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Best director
1963: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Prod. & Foreign Actor (O'Toole) (ex aequo)
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