Lawrence of Arabia

David Lean (director, screenwriter)
T. E. Lawrence (writings)
Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (screenwriters)
Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1962. Vintage keybook reference photograph of Alec Guinness, Sam Spiegel, Jack Hawkins, and David Lean on the set of the 1962 film.

Based on the 1926 autobiography "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence.

An incomparable film. Opening in 1935 with the death of Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in a motorcycle accident at the age of 46, we then follow, in flashback, Lawrence as a young intelligence officer in 1916 Cairo, assigned to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks.

Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Shot on location in England, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Morocco.

11 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Ebert I.

[Book #150467]