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