Product DescriptionWhile working on the staff of British Intelligence in Cairo in 1916, Lawrence's fluency in Arabic earns him a post on a mission sent to establish contact with Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), leader of the Arab revolt and ally of the British against the German-sponsored Turks in WWI. Impressed by Lawrence's knowledge of their culture, the prince allows the young officer to join his staff, and Lawrence quickly earns the Arabs' respect after he executes acts of extraordinary heroism. As the Englishman's genius for guerrilla warfare becomes evident, he assumes the role of de facto leader of the Arab revolt, uniting the heretofore warring tribes into a devastatingly effective weapon. But the chaos of war also unleashes the repressed officer's powerful need for self-abasement and mortification of the flesh. A visionary work that unfolds one indelible image after another, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA fuses the conflict of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself into a sublime poem of force.
Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Claude Rains, Donald Wolfit, Fernando Sancho, Gamil Ratib, Henry Oscar, Hugh Miller, I.S. Johar, Jack Hawkins, John Ruddock, Jose Ferrer, Michel Ray, Norman Rossington, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole