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Lawrence of Arabia

1962

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Director: David Lean
Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Cinematographer: F. A. Young
Editor: Anne V. Coates
Production Designers: John Box, John Stoll
Production Company: Horizon Pictures (G.B.), Ltd.

Before Peter O’Toole was cast in the titular role of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962), Marlon Brando was slated for the part, provoking controversy that an American would portray a British icon. When Brando left the project, Albert Finney was considered as his replacement. Producer Sam Spiegel also negotiated parts for Laurence Olivier and Kirk Douglas, and Gene Kelly was offered a cameo appearance… Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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