Lawrence of Arabia FILM REVIEW


LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Director: David Lean

Screenplay: Robert Bolt and MIchael WIlson based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains

Rated PG

Running Time: 3 hours 36 minutes

Released: December 16, 1962

***** out of *****

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Flanked by Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole makes a stunning debut as the title character in David Lean's classic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad

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