Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.Written by
During filming, Peter O'Toole visited Bethlehem. He was unmoved by the experience, calling it "Christ commercialized." See more »
The motorcycle seen at the start and end of the film is a Brough Superior SS100. This brand was considered to be the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, with much of it fabricated by hand. The price was roughly equivalent of a year's salary for the average middle class Briton. Despite this, T.E. Lawrence managed to collect eight of them.
The motorcycle seen in the film does not match the actual bike ridden by Lawrence. The last of the eight - a model with twin exhausts - had been ordered and was still being built at the time of Lawrence's death. The motorcycle seen in the film roughly corresponds to the eighth bike, which Lawrence never received. Besides having twin exhausts, they are straight rather having a flared design. See more »
This film requires no introduction. It's one of the greatest movies ever made if not the best. Truly inspiring. It leaves me with the feeling that I would have liked to have met Lawrence but being born 37 years after his death regrettably this will never happen! I went to see the movie in the National Film Theatre, London in order to see the panorama on the big screen. Well worth the trip even if you have seen the movie on DVD. He was arguably one of the greatest englishmen to walk the earth. Why doesn't anyone make films like this anymore?! Thank God for David Lean's work. Looking forward to viewing this film again and again on DVD.
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