One of the screen’s grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks.
In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal’s men in a tortured three weeks crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. And following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence’s triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers.
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- Running time
- 227 mins
- David Lean
- Peter O'Toole,Alec Guiness, Anthony Quinn