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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 »
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Cast

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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 (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
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4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)
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Trivia:
250 extras were hired to play escaping prisoners at the old prison in Acre. However, 253 people were counted as escaping, those three extra escapees were actual escaped inmates from a mental ward near the set.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: There are many moments throughout the film where the shadows of the camera equipment can be seen.See more »
Quotes:
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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 Death in Hollywood (1990) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
GreensleevesSee more »

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64 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
"Exodus", the book and the movie, 12 December 2005
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Adapted from one of the best books of the last century, Otto Premenger's "Exodus" (1960) had all the components of an exiting, deeply moving masterpiece. It was made by a very talented and celebrated director ("Laura" , "Anatomy of a Murder"); most scenes of the film were made in locations where the original events had occurred; one of the best ever American actors(Paul Newman) played the main character, Jewish hero, a fearless Freedom fighter, Ari Ben Canaan; Sal Meneo gave an absolutely compelling performance as Dov Landau, a young man, a boy really who had survived the horrors of Auschwitz, the only survivor of a big family from Warsaw. Ernst Gold won an Academy award for his truly magnificent musical score. Sadly, "Exodus" is not a masterpiece – it is an overlong, heavy handed, and rather unimpressive movie that caused satirist Mort Sahl to say, "Otto, let my people go" as he watched the film's 220-minute preview. Ironically, with all this running time, the best, the most inspirational parts of the book did not make it to the film. Among them are historical events dealing with the origins of ghetto system, pogroms in Russia, the long and fascinating journey of two brothers from a small Russian town to Palestine by foot, the ideas of Theodor Herzl, the birth of kibbutzes in Palestine, and enormous labor of kibbutznicks to make the land fertile, to grow plants and trees where the desert, rocks, and swamps had been, as well as the tragedy of European Holocaust and dramatic story of United Nations voting for partition of Palestine in 1947 and the war of the infant state against its multiple and hostile neighbors for the right to exist and be an independent country. I watched the movie just before I left for my trip to Israel a few weeks ago and I took the book with me there. Reading the book while be able to see the places it describes with such passion and love, to see the land that is called "promised land" or "Holy land" WAS one of the most emotional and unforgettable experiences in my life, watching the movie was not. It is just an illustration to the fantastic book – no more, no less. IMO, the book deserves the same treatment that Puso's "Godfather" had received – it should've been adapted into several movies, not just one. Like in Godfather, Part II, the scenes of the past and present should've alternated, given the viewers deeper insight in the events and the passions and politics behind them. Or even better, perhaps "Exodus" should've been adapted into TV mini-series format where every important character would've had enough time for his/her story.

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