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Director:
Writers:
Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)
Leon Uris (novel)
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Release Date:
2 January 1961 (Brazil) See more »
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Plot:
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(78 articles)
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Most impressive thing about "Exodus" is Ernest Gold's robust score... See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Newman ... Ari Ben Canaan

Eva Marie Saint ... Kitty Fremont

Ralph Richardson ... Gen. Sutherland

Peter Lawford ... Maj. Caldwell

Lee J. Cobb ... Barak Ben Canaan

Sal Mineo ... Dov Landau

John Derek ... Taha

Hugh Griffith ... Mandria
Gregory Ratoff ... Lakavitch
Felix Aylmer ... Dr. Lieberman
David Opatoshu ... Akiva Ben Canaan

Jill Haworth ... Karen
Marius Goring ... Von Storch
Alexandra Stewart ... Jordana Ben Canaan
Michael Wager ... David Ben Ami
Martin Benson ... Mordekai
Paul Stevens ... Reuben
Betty Walker ... Sarah
Martin Miller ... Dr. Odenheim
Victor Maddern ... Sergeant

George Maharis ... Yoav
John Crawford ... Captain Hank Schlosberg
Shmuel Segal ... Dov-Contact Proprietor (as Samuel Segal)
Dahn Ben Amotz ... Uzi
Ralph Truman ... Colonel
Peter Madden ... Dr. Clement
Joseph Fürst ... Avidan (as Joseph Furst)
Paul Stassino ... Driver-guide on Cyprus
Michael Wynne ... Man
Marc Burns ... Lt. O'Hara
Esther Ofarim ... Mrs. Hirschberg (as Esther Reichstadt)
Zipora Peled ... Mrs. Frankel (as Zeporah Peled)
Philo Hauser ... Novak
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Slater ... Bit Part
Ya'ackov Banai ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Larry Frisch ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Robert Goodstein ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Yossi Graber ... Jake (uncredited)
Anna Maria Millo ... Woman Onlooker (uncredited)
Amos Mokadi ... Expert for Explosions (uncredited)
Hannah Norbert ... Yetta (uncredited)
Geula Nuni ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Abi Ofarim ... (uncredited)

Paul L. Smith ... Jewish Prisoner Peretz Geffner (uncredited)
John Van Eyssen ... Detective (uncredited)
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Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)

Leon Uris (novel)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ernest Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
 
Makeup Department
George Lane .... makeup
A.G. Scott .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Ilan Eldad .... assistant production manager (as Ivan Lengyel)
Lionel Lober .... assistant production manager
Eva Monley .... production manager
Mati Raz .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Frisch .... assistant director
Gerry O'Hara .... first assistant director
Otto Plaschkes .... assistant director
Joel Silberg .... assistant director (as Yoel Silberg)
Christopher Trumbo .... assistant director
George P. Cosmatos .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arnon Adar .... assistant art director
Peter Dukelow .... construction manager
Robert Goodstein .... property master
William Hutchinson .... associate art director (as Bill Hutchinson)
Dario Simoni .... set dresser
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Garson Citron .... title artist (uncredited)
June Shelley .... assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound
Paddy Cunningham .... sound
Red Law .... sound
Winston Ryder .... sound effects editor (as Win Ryder)
Gordon Davie .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
John Sullivan .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Almond .... electrical supervisor
Ernest Day .... camera operator
Morris Rosen .... key grip
Francesco Brescini .... electrician (uncredited)
Léo L. Fuchs .... still photographer (uncredited)
Louis Goldman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Gjon Mili .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hope Bryce .... costume coordinator
Rudi Gernreich .... clothes designer: Miss Saint
Joe King .... wardrobe
Margo Slater .... wardrobe
May Walding .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Leon Birnbaum .... music editor
Gerard Schurmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lucie Svehlova .... orchestra leader: Tadlow re-recording (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Ilan Hartuv .... technical advisor
Noreen Hipwell .... production secretary
Angela Martelli .... script supervisor
Simon R. Mitchneck .... speech consultant
Otto Preminger .... presenter
Anan Safadi .... technical advisor
Martin C. Schute .... general manager
Max Slater .... assistant to producer
Fred Hift .... publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
208 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)
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Trivia:
When the filmmakers bought the ship that they used as the refugee ship, the company they bought it from was so thrilled that they delivered it with a fresh coat of paint. Unfortunately, this was unsuitable, since the ship was meant to look old, so fake rust had to be painted on at great expense.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Paul Newman gets out of the car, his head hits the corner of the door and he touches his forehead. The passenger, Eva Marie Saint, hardly held from laughing.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Cypriot guide: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.
Kitty Fremont:[correcting him] I'm an American.
Cypriot guide:Fond of Americans, also; we Cypriots are fond of everybody.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Cheers: Golden Boyd (#7.13)" (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ha-TikvaSee more »

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14 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Most impressive thing about "Exodus" is Ernest Gold's robust score..., 29 September 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

The years have dimmed my memory of EXODUS but I realized that I should have written a review for it long ago. What stayed with me, after seeing the film, was the gorgeous and uplifting "Theme from Exodus" by Ernest Gold.

I never read the Leon Uris novel, but understand that a lot of incidents had to be underplayed in the film because the huge novel required a long film of over three hours to do it justice. As it is, it's a bit overlong and full of rich, episodic incidents in the story of the creation of the Palestian war of liberation. It's a sprawling epic and does get a bit tedious at times but the performances all hold the interest.

Especially good are PAUL NEWMAN and EVA MARIE SAINT in the leads, with SAL MINEO giving what is arguably his best performance as a rebel with a cause, and numerous other international players lending their talents.

But the overall effect is somewhat blunted by too much exposition and a lethargy that seems to build during the middle of the story. However, no denying it's quite an achievement on an historical basis and that Ernest Gold score is still worth admiring.

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