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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 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(74 articles)
Helen Mirren Joins Bryan Cranston in 'Trumbo'
 (From MovieWeb. 14 April 2014, 1:15 PM, PDT)

Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus gets a title change
 (From JoBlo. 28 March 2014, 9:21 AM, PDT)

17 Days Til Oscar
 (From FilmExperience. 13 February 2014, 10:10 AM, PST)

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Exodus Succeeds In Its Mission See more (68 total) »

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 artist
A.G. Scott .... hairdresser
 
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
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Opatoshu's character Akiva Ben Canaan, commander of the Irgun, is based on the real-life Menachem Begin who later became prime minister of Israel. Opatoshu portrayed Begin in Raid on Entebbe (1976) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The film repeats a historical error contained in the original novel, when Karen tells Dov about how King Christian 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 »
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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Soundtrack:
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 in E flat majorSee more »

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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Exodus Succeeds In Its Mission, 8 June 2007
Author: harvhil from United States

The film version of Leon Uris' Exodus was intentionally scripted for an American audience unfamiliar with Holocaust and Jewish themes. In fact, the film harps on major character Kitty's discomfort just being around Jews. Exodus is a 1960's Hollywood version of the creation of the modern State of Israel "for dummies", and in this it succeeds. While not having any religious Jewish content whatsoever, the film discuss themes of Jewish identity after the Holocaust, the plight of Jewish refugees under the British, the internal struggle of the Haganah versus the militant Irgun, and major historical incidents in the War for Independence 1948. While inaccurate about the actual Exodus ship incident, the film was a milestone in American Jewish cinema and identity. To this day, the film's music remains a mainstay in Jewish American homes.

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