Director: David Lean Cinematographer: F. A. Young
Winner of seven Oscars, Lean’s four hour epic depicts T. E. Lawrence’s experiences in Arabia during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council. Propelled by a stunning central performance from Peter O’Toole (a virtual unknown at the time), the film shows Lawrence’s internal struggles with the violence of war and his divided allegiances between Britain and the Arabian desert tribes. With its mammoth scope, stunning cinematography and intelligent screenplay, Lawrence of Arabia remains one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema.
Buy or Rent (watch online)
Single-Disc Edition (DVD)
Gandhi/Lawrence Of Arabia (Blu-ray)
Soundtrack – 50th Anniversary
POSTER Movie (27 x 40 Inches – 69cm x 102cm) (1963) (Style B)
The David Lean Collection (Lawrence of Arabia / The Bridge on the River Kwai / A Passage to India) (DVD)
Deluxe Edition (Original Soundtrack)
- No. 43 on The Pendragon Society’s 1000 Greatest Films of All-Time (2018)
- No. 4 on Sight & Sound Top Ten Director’s Poll (2002)
- Peter O’Toole as T. E. Lawrence.
- Alec Guinness as Prince Faisal.
- Anthony Quinn as Auda abu Tayi.
- Jack Hawkins as General Allenby.
- Omar Sharif as Sherif Ali.
- José Ferrer as the Turkish Bey.
- Anthony Quayle as Colonel Harry Brighton.
- Claude Rains as Mr. Dryden.
- Arthur Kennedy as Jackson Bentley.
- Donald Wolfit as General Murray.
- Michel Ray as Farraj.
- I. S. Johar as Gasim.
- Zia Mohyeddin as Tafas.
- Gamil Ratib as Majid.
- Ian MacNaughton as Michael George Hartley, Lawrence’s companion in O’Toole’s first scene.
- John Dimech as Daud.
- Hugh Miller as the RAMC colonel.
- Fernando Sancho as the Turkish sergeant.
- Stuart Saunders as the regimental sergeant major.
- Jack Gwillim as the club secretary.
- Kenneth Fortescue as Allenby’s aide.
- Harry Fowler as Corporal Potter.
- Howard Marion-Crawford as the medical officer.
- John Ruddock as Elder Harith.
- Norman Rossington as Corporal Jenkins.
- Jack Hedley as a reporter.
- Henry Oscar as Silliam, Faisal’s servant.
- Peter Burton as a Damascus sheik.
Directed by David Lean
Produced by Sam Spiegel
Screenplay by Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography F.A. Young
Edited by Anne V. Coates
Running time 222 minutes
Country United Kingdom, United States