About

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

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Directed by

Otto Preminger

Written by

Dalton Trumbo (Screenplay)
Leon Uris (Novel)

Runtime

208 minutes

Country

United States of America, Israel

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

israel epic jewry middle east conflict 1940s

Photos

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Ernest Gold

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Color