About

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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Directed by

David Lean

Written by

Robert Bolt (Screenplay)
Michael Wilson (Screenplay)
T.E. Lawrence (Story)

Runtime

217 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

A Mighty Motion Picture Of Action And Adventure!

Cast

Keywords

british army british empire world war i desert war based on a true story arabian horse cairo arab jerusalem damascus camel ottoman empire quicksand

Photos

Lists

#84 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#33 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#7 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#57 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture Sam Spiegel

Oscar for Best Film Editing Anne V. Coates

Oscar for Best Music, Score - Substantially Original Maurice Jarre

Oscar for Best Director David Lean