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Lawrence of Arabia

Author: Sam SpiegelDavid LeanRobert BoltMichael WilsonMaude SpectorAll authors
Publisher: United Kingdom : Released through Columbia Pictures Corp., United States : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, ©1962 ; ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English : The newly restored director's cut in widescreen format. [Restored version, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris. Restored version includes the following sequences not in the unrestored original release version: Three shots at the end of the motorcycle crash and beginning of the posthumous interviewing scene (r1); two shots, and another partial shot in the map-making scene (r1); sequence in which Lawrence is challenged by the Officer of the Mess and part of the sequence in which General Murray and Mr. Dryden discuss seconding Lawrence to the Arab Bureau (r1); sequence in which Lawrence tells King Faisal he is about to perform his miracle for him, before setting out to cross the Nefud (r4); three shots in which Lawrence looks at his watch and yawns, in the trip across the Sun's Anvil in the Nefud (r4); the entrance into Auda's stronghold (r6); women ululating during the departure for Akkaba (r6); one shot of the sunset after the capture of Akkaba (r7); scene in which Lawrence tells his followers not to rest, at the beginning of the journey across the Sinai (r7); two shots in the scene in which Lawrence and General Allenby emerge from Lawrence's debriefing (r8); four shots and then two more shots in the conversation scene with General Allenby in the courtyard of the Officer's Mess (r8); four shots in Bentley's interview with King Faisal in which the King indicates the Arabs respect Lawrence because he has given victory in battle, and eleven more shots in which Bentley reveals he has been sent in order to persuade the U.S. to enter the war against Germany (r9); two shots in the scene in which Ali comes to collect Lawrence after his beating by the Turks (r11); one shot of Bentley and Lawrence on the stairs in Jerusalem (r11); three shots at the beginning of the scene in which the Arab troops get ready to set off for Damascus, including Bentley riding in on a bread truck (r12); four shots in which the British work out their stategy regarding Damascus (r12); two shots in the scene in which Lawrence discovers the Turks' massacre (r12); end of sequence in which Allenby orders that the Arabs be given no medical or technical assistance in Damascus (r12). Restored version is missing two shots in Lawrence's attack on the Turkish column (r12)]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: British films
Academy Award films
Biographies
Features
Drama
Named Person: T E Lawrence; Faysal, King of Irag
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Spiegel; David Lean; Robert Bolt; Michael Wilson; Maude Spector; Dario Simoni; John Wilson-Apperson; Paddy Cunningham; Charles Parker; A G Scott; Cliff Richardson; Anne V Coates; Winston Ryder; Nicolas Roeg; John Box; John Stoll; Phyllis Dalton; Freddie Young; Maurice Jarre; Gerard Schurmann; Adrian Boult, Sir; Alec Guinness; Anthony Quinn; Jack Hawkins; José Ferrer; Anthony Quayle; Claude Rains; Arthur Kennedy; Donald Wolfit; Omar Sharif; Peter O'Toole; Howard Marion-Crawford; Horizon Pictures (GB) Ltd.; Shepperton Studios.; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Columbia Pictures Industries.
OCLC Number: 423632121
Notes: Biography; feature.
"Based on the life and writings of T.E. Lawrence"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970.
Bracketed credits were supplied from: AFI catalog, 1961-1970. Screenwriting credit for blacklisted screenwriter Michael Wilson did not appear on the film at the time of initial release.
Additional credits for restored version: restoration produced by Robert A. Harris and Jim Painten; editorial consultant, Anne V. Coates; sound consultant, Richard L. Anderson; rerecording mixer, Gregg Landaker.
"RCA Sound Recording. Technicolor. Photographed in Super-Panavision 70."
"Approved, MPAA, certificate no. 20334."
Copyright: Horizon Pictures (G.B.) Ltd.; 19Dec62; LP25769. Copyright notice on film: Restored version, c1989, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. Copyright notice on DVD: c1962, renewed 1990, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Winner, 1962 Academy Award (best picture, director, cinematography, art direction, costume design, sound, editing, music).
"The Motion Picture Code and Rating Administration has judged this motion picture G."
Credits: Production manager, John Palmer; location manager, Douglas Twiddy; casting director, Maude Spector; set dresser, Dario Simoni; wardrobe, John Wilson-Apperson; asst. art directors, R. Rossotti, T. Marsh, G. Richardson, A. Rimmington; property master, Eddie Fowlie; chief electrician, Archie Dansie. Camera operator, Ernest Day; assistant director, Roy Stevens; continuity, Barbara Cole; sound recording, Paddy Cunningham; sound dubbing, John Cox; make up, Charles Parker; hairdresser, A.G. Scott; construction manager, Peter Dukelow; construction assistant, Fred Bennett; special effects, Cliff Richardson. Editor, Anne V. Coates; sound editor, Winston Ryder; second unit direction, André Smagghe, Noel Howard; second unit photographer, Skeets Kelly, Nicolas Roeg, Peter Newbrook. Production designed by John Box; art director, John Stoll; costume designer, Phyllis Dalton. Director of photography, F.A. Young. Music composed by Maurice Jarre; orchestrations by Gerard Schurmann; played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor, Sir Adrian Boult.
Cast: Starring Alec Guinness (Prince Feisal), Anthony Quinn (Auda abu Tayi), Jack Hawkins (General Allenby), José Ferrer (Turkish Bey), Anthony Quayle (Colonel Brighton), Claude Rains (Mr. Dryden), Arthur Kennedy (Jackson Bentley). I.S. Johar (Gasim), Gamil Ratib (Majid), Michel Ray (Farraj), Zia Mohyeddin (Tafas), John Dimech (Daud) and Donald Wolfit (General Murray), with Omar Sharif as Ali (Sherif Ali). Introducing Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence. Howard Marion Crawford (medical officer); Jack Gwillim (club secretary); Hugh Miller (R.A.M.C. colonel). [Kenneth Fortescue (Allenby's aide); Stuart Saunders (regimental sergeant-major); Fernando Sancho (Turkish sergeant); Henry Oscar (reciter); Norman Rossington (Corporal Jenkins); John Ruddock (Elder Harith); M. Cher Kaoui, Mohammed Habachi].
Event notes: Set in Arabia, in 1915. Location scenes filmed in Saudi Arabia.
Other Titles: Lawrence of Arabia.
Responsibility: produced by Horizon Pictures (GB) Ltd. ; completed at Shepperton Studios ; the Sam Spiegel-David Lean production ; screenplay by Robert Bolt ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean.

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