The film opens in 1935 when Lawrence is killed in a motorcycle accident. At his memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral, a reporter tries (with little success) to gain insights into this remarkable, enigmatic man from those who knew him.
The story then moves backward to the First World War, where Lawrence is a misfit British Army lieutenant, notable for his insolence and education. Over the objections of General Murray, Mr. Dryden of the Arab Bureau sends him to assess the prospects of Prince Faisal in his revolt against the Turks. On the journey, his Bedouin guide is killed by Sherif Ali for drinking from his well without permission. Lawrence later meets Colonel Brighton, who orders him to keep quiet, make his assessment, and leave. Lawrence ignores Brighton's orders when he meets Faisal. His outspokenness piques the prince's interest.
|Genre:||Adventure, Drama, Biography, War|
|Produced By:||David Lean, Sam Spiegel|
|Directed By:||David Lean|
|Written By:||T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson|
|Cast:||Norman Rossington, Barry Warren, Anthony Quinn, Robert Rietty, Basil Dignam, Mohamed El Habachi, Ian MacNaughton, Peter O'Toole, J.R.M. Chapman, Stuart Saunders, I.S. Johar, Jack Gwillim, Fernando Sancho, John Robinson, Bruce Beeby, Gamil Ratib, John Barry, John Dimech, Kamal Rashid, Michel Ray, Daniel Moynihan, Kenneth Fortescue, Cyril Shaps, Clive Morton, Bryan Pringle, Jack Hawkins, John Bennett, Rafael Hernández, Jack Hedley, Peter Burton, Patrick Kavanagh, Hugh Miller, Roy Stevens, Anthony Quayle, Robert Bolt, Donald Wolfit, Noel Howlett, Zia Mohyeddin, Omar Sharif, Arthur Kennedy, John Crewdson, Alec Guinness, Claude Rains, Harry Fowler, George Plimpton, David Lean, John Ruddock, James Hayter, Howard Marion-Crawford, Henry Oscar, José Ferrer|
|In Theaters:||Dec 11, 1962|
|Runtime:||3 hours 36 minutes|
|Production:||Horizon Pictures (II)|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|