Lawrence of Arabia

TitleLawrence of Arabia
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsLean, David
Running Time216 min
Date Released12/1962
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageenglish, arabic, turkish

Widely considered one of the best films ever made, Lawrence of Arabia explores questions of British identity and colonialism during and after World War I. It focuses on writer, military officer, and archaeologist T.E. Lawrence's experiences in the Arabian Peninsula, particularly his support for the Arab National Council and an independent Arab state.   


Peter O'Toole

Alec Guinness

Anthony Quinn

Jack Hawkins

Jose Ferrer

Anthony Quayle

Claude Rains

Arthur Kennedy

Donald Wolfit

I.S. Johar

Omar Sharif


Columbia Pictures presents

produced by Sam Spiegel

directed by David Lean

screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson

cinematography by F.A. Young

edited by Anne V. Coates

art direction by John Stoll

music composed by Maurice Jarre


Adventure, Biography, Drama

Translated Titleلورنس العرب
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In 1991, Lawrence of Arabia was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry.

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