An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire. Written by alfiehitchie [IMDB.COM] Release: USA 16 December 1962 (New York City, New York) (premiere) Awards: Won 7 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 12 nominations Producer: Sam Spiegel Director: David Lean Writer: TE Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay) and Michael Wilson (screenplay) originally uncredited Cast: Howard Marion Crawford, Jose Ferrer, Kenneth Fortescue, Alec Guinness, Jack Gwillim, Jack Hawkins, IS Johar, Arthur Kennedy, Zia Mohyeddin, Peter O'Toole, Henry Oscar, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains, Michel Ray, Norman Rossington, John Ruddock, Fernando Sancho, Stuart Saunders, Omar Sharif, Donald Wolfit Genre: Adventure | Biography | Drama | War [IMDB.COM]

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