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Movies: “Lawrence of Arabia”

Dec. 10, 1962 - Opening today is “Lawrence of Arabia,” an epic historical drama based on the life of T.E. Lawrence and his 1926 book “Seven Pillars of Wisdom.” It was directed by David Lean, produced by Sam Spiegel, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film stars Peter O’Toole as Lawrence, with Alec Guinness playing Prince Faisal. The film also stars Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, and Arthur Kennedy.


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