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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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The fighting heart of Israel 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)

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 »
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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:
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:
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:
Shir HaPalmachSee more »

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48 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
The fighting heart of Israel, 10 October 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Growing up in Brooklyn in the Fifties and Sixties, I can tell you that every Jewish household seem to have a copy of Herman Wouk's Marjorie Morningstar and Leon Uris's Exodus. The characters in Exodus among the people I grew up with became as known as family members. So when Otto Preminger made the film, he had a built in audience, almost in the same way that every Star Trek movie has.

But we're not talking about a mythical future. The novel is about Israel's founding, but the issues still remain and Exodus should be required viewing for all who wonder about the need for a Jewish state. Wouldn't hurt to read the book either.

Exodus got only one Oscar, but there was really no competition there. Ernest Gold's musical score is one of the great ones done for the cinema. I remember how much it was played back when I was a lad. It's a vigorous and uplifting melody and like so many other good film scores it carries the viewer along in what is a lengthy movie.

Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint are capable enough leads, but it is the supporting characters that really make this film. Two of my favorites are David Opatoshu as Akiva Ben Canaan, an Irgun leader and Gregory Ratoff as Lazavitch who was the rabble rouser on the ship Exodus. You will remember both of these people after viewing Exodus. Why the Academy overlooked either of them for nominations is beyond me. But that was a year rich in supporting performances.

Making this film must have been the highlight of the career of David Opatoshu. He was a leading actor in the Yiddish Theater and to be in this film must have been a dream come true. Seeing him in various roles, Opatoshu never gave a bad performance in his career.

Sal Mineo as Dov Landau was nominated for Best Supporting Actor,the young concentration camp survivor who joins the Irgun. Sal had some stiff competition that year. Other nominees were Chill Wills for The Alamo, Jack Kruschen for The Apartment, and Peter Falk for Murder, Inc. Groucho Marx made a public declaration that his vote was for Sal Mineo after an appalling campaign appeal was started for Chill Wills. But the winner was Peter Ustinov for Spartacus.

According to a new biography of Sal Mineo, he was very jealous of Ustinov's victory and would curse him out if his name was even casually brought up in conversation.

I'm convinced that Leon Uris in writing Exodus was influenced by the Diary of Anne Frank in creating the character of Karen played in the film by Jill Haworth. Funny also that the film version of the play came out the year before Exodus. It was as if Anne Frank had survived the camps and had come to the birthing of Israel. She's an innocent child who still retains her faith in people like Anne Frank did, making what happens to her all the more tragic. If you've read the book before seeing the film, Haworth's performance was all the more poignant.

Unfortunately Exodus is not history because the war is still being fought by the Jewish people against those who would wish and do evil upon them. Would that it were just history.

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