Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »
In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.
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 of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbors attack them. Written by
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At the film's premiere, as the movie neared its third hour with the end not yet in sight, comedian Mort Sahl stood up from his seat in the packed theater and shouted, "Otto Preminger, let my people go!" The incident quickly became a popular piece of Hollywood lore. See more »
The film repeats a historical error contained in the original novel, when Karen tells Dov about how King Christian X of Denmark publicly wore a yellow Star of David in defiance of a Nazi order that all Danish Jews do so. In fact this incident never occurred - Danish Jews were never ordered to wear the yellow star. See more »
The island of Cyprus, madame. World famous for beauty, and long, tragic history. Been conquered many times, conquered by Phoenicians, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians; also conquered by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Turks. Purchased from Turkey by your esteemed self, the British Empire. All Cyprus most wanted the British.
I'm an American.
Fond of Americans, also; we Cypriots are fond of everybody.
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Opening credits shown over a background of flames. See more »
Otto Preminger's presentation of Leon Uris' novel "Exodus" tried to
evoke comparisons, in its trailer, to "Gone with the Wind" and "The
Birth of a Nation". Those films overcome ideological flaws, and remain
genuine, undeniable classics. Despite the starry cast and sweeping
grandeur, "Exodus" fails to achieve its epic intentions. Mr. Preminger,
coming off the superb "Anatomy of a Murder", gives it a long and dull
direction. Paul Newman (as Ari Ben Canaan) and Eva Marie Saint (as
Kitty Fremont) are quite unconvincing, in the leading roles. Still,
there are some good characterizations, and nicely staged scenes.
The film offers two obvious, award-garnering career moves: Sal Mineo's
masterful supporting performance, and Ernest Gold's beautiful musical
score. Mr. Mineo (as Dov Landau) won a "Golden Globe" as "Best
Supporting Actor"; and, arguably, he also deserved the year's "Academy
Award". His subplot, played with pretty blonde newcomer Jill Haworth
(as Karen Johansson), is far and away the most interesting story,
thanks to Mineo's acting work. Mr. Gold's "Exodus" theme is also
outstanding, selling well over a million copies of the Ferrante and
Teicher version alone; it won not only an Oscar, but also a Grammy as
1960's "Song of the Year".
****** Exodus (12/15/60) Otto Preminger ~ Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint,
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