Lawrence of Arabia

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence’s mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • T.E. Lawrence: Peter O’Toole
  • Sherif Ali: Omar Sharif
  • Prince Feisal: Alec Guinness
  • General Allenby: Jack Hawkins
  • Auda abu Tayi: Anthony Quinn
  • Turkish Bey: José Ferrer
  • Colonel Harry Brighton: Anthony Quayle
  • Mr. Dryden: Claude Rains
  • Jackson Bentley: Arthur Kennedy
  • General Murray: Donald Wolfit
  • Gasim: I.S. Johar
  • Majid: Gamil Ratib
  • Farraj: Michel Ray
  • Daud: John Dimech
  • Tafas: Zia Mohyeddin
  • Medical Officer: Howard Marion-Crawford
  • Club Secretary: Jack Gwillim
  • R.A.M.C. Colonel: Hugh Miller
  • MP in Map Room (uncredited): John Barry
  • Captain at Officer’s Club (uncredited): Bruce Beeby
  • Sergeant at Cairo Headquarters (uncredited): Fred Bennett
  • Arab Sheik (uncredited): John Bennett
  • Motor Bike Rider (uncredited): Steve Birtles
  • Officer with Pipe Gazing at Lawrence (uncredited): Robert Bolt
  • Damascus Sheik (uncredited): Peter Burton
  • Extra (uncredited): J.R.M. Chapman
  • Nurse (uncredited): Barbara Cole
  • Cavalry General at Field Briefing (uncredited): Basil Dignam
  • Driver in Cairo (uncredited): Peter Dukelow
  • Talal (uncredited): Mohamed El Habachi
  • Allenby’s Aide (uncredited): Kenneth Fortescue
  • William Potter (uncredited): Harry Fowler
  • Sheik in Arab Council (uncredited): James Hayter
  • Reporter (uncredited): Jack Hedley
  • Turkish Soldier (uncredited): Rafael Hernández
  • Vicar at St. Paul’s (uncredited): Noel Howlett
  • Staff Major – Murray’s Aide (uncredited): Patrick Kavanagh
  • Motorcyclist by Suez Canal (uncredited): David Lean
  • Michael George Hartley (uncredited): Ian MacNaughton
  • Artillery General at Field Briefing (uncredited): Clive Morton
  • Officer in Officer’s Club (uncredited): Daniel Moynihan
  • Silliam (uncredited): Henry Oscar
  • Bedouin (uncredited): George Plimpton
  • Driver (uncredited): Bryan Pringle
  • Mourner at St. Paul’s (uncredited): Ernie Rice
  • Majid (voice) (uncredited): Robert Rietti
  • Infantry General at Field Briefing (uncredited): John Robinson
  • Corporal Jenkins (uncredited): Norman Rossington
  • Elder Harith (uncredited): John Ruddock
  • Turkish Sergeant (uncredited): Fernando Sancho
  • Regimental Sergeant Major (uncredited): Stuart Saunders
  • Bartender in Officer’s Club (uncredited): Cyril Shaps
  • Truck Driver (uncredited): Roy Stevens
  • Arab Sheik (uncredited): Barry Warren

Film Crew:

  • Assistant Editor: Ray Lovejoy
  • Sound Editor: Winston Ryder
  • Original Music Composer: Maurice Jarre
  • Assistant Art Director: Terence Marsh
  • Editor: Anne V. Coates
  • Producer: Sam Spiegel
  • Special Effects: Cliff Richardson
  • Art Direction: John Stoll
  • Makeup Artist: Charles E. Parker
  • Director of Photography: Freddie Young
  • Casting: Maude Spector
  • Location Manager: Douglas Twiddy
  • Director: David Lean
  • Art Direction: Anthony Masters
  • Screenplay: Michael Wilson
  • Screenplay: Robert Bolt
  • Production Design: John Box
  • Editorial Services: Norman Savage
  • Set Decoration: Dario Simoni
  • Costume Design: Phyllis Dalton
  • Property Master: Eddie Fowlie
  • Second Unit Cinematographer: Nicolas Roeg
  • Story: T.E. Lawrence
  • Producer: Robert A. Harris
  • Special Effects: Wally Veevers
  • Production Manager: John Palmer
  • Music: Morris Stoloff
  • Assistant Director: Roy Stevens
  • Camera Operator: Ernest Day
  • Orchestrator: Gerard Schurmann
  • Focus Puller: Mike Fox
  • Script Supervisor: Barbara Cole
  • Costume Design: John Wilson-Apperson
  • Assistant Art Director: George Richardson
  • Assistant Art Director: Tony Rimmington
  • Assistant Art Director: Roy Rossotti
  • Sound Recordist: Paddy Cunningham
  • Stunts: Ken Buckle
  • Assistant Director: Bryan Coates
  • Orchestrator: Lawrence Ashmore
  • Hairstylist: A.G. Scott
  • Unit Production Manager: Tadeo Villalba
  • Production Manager: R.L.M. Davidson
  • Gaffer: Steve Birtles
  • Construction Coordinator: Peter Dukelow
  • Color Timer: John Dowdell
  • Script Supervisor: Lee Turner
  • Production Secretary: Pat Moon
  • Focus Puller: Kenneth J. Withers
  • Production Secretary: Maureen Whitty
  • Production Secretary: Noreen Hipwell

Movie Reviews:

  • Peter McGinn: This is obviously an epic film, lasting nearly four hours with the wide, sweeping desert vistas and huge cast. It describes a fairly brief period of time out of a remarkable man’s life. I wonder how modern viewers handle the length of the movie, accustomed as they are to movies this lengthy featuring superheroes with humor and almost constant action.

    I don’t even remember how long ago I originally watched Lawrence of Arabia —quite possibly forty or more years ago. It has aged pretty well overall. The only negative thing that struck me when I recently re-watched it may well be due to my age. But it can be a talkative film at times, which is fine, but they sometimes talk fairly softly, and if such a scene transitions to music, I found the music to be so loud in comparison that it lifted me half of my chair. I had to have remote in hand to be ready to adjust the volume. A minor thing.

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