Lawrence of Arabia - Trailer
Posted on: June 7, 2005
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Superb original colour trailer of the classic film, written by Robert Bolt and directed by David Lean. Based on the real-life exploits of legendary British scholar , soldier, and writer T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia. Many famous scenes from the movie have a shot or two in the trailer including the blowing up of the Turkish train. Great cast includes Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains, and Jose Ferrer.
Stationed in Cairo in 1916, Lawrence languished in the mapmaking department of British Intelligence until he was asked to find and gather information on Prince Feisal, leader of the Arab Allied forces in World War I. His desert journey inspired his first military success when he led a small contingent of Arabs against the Turkish stronghold of Aqaba. Lawrence's military career flourished as he attempted to forge a new, united Arab nation out of squabbling tribes.