Lawrence of Arabia

Date: 1962
Director: David Lean
Production Company: Horizon Pictures

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy
Location(s): Ait Benhaddou (Morocco), Andalucía (Spain), El Jafr and Maan (Jordan), London, Surrey

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The story of a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.

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After checking over his machine, T. E. Lawrence sets off on his motorcycle.

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Thomas Edward Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) rides along the quiet Dorset roads. Stonehill Road between Chobham and Chertsey in Surrey.

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The former Army Officer safely negotiates road works before losing control of the Brough Superior motorbike when swerving to avoid two boys who cycle into his path. Facing south on Stonehill Road, Chobham Common, Dunstall Green.

Lawrence's memorial service is held at at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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You can't get the same angle now, as Peter discovered.

The camera tilts down the West Front as the mourners leave after the service. St. Paul's Churchyard is also seen in 'The Day the Earth Caught Fire'.

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Peter kept his feet on he ground for this shot.

A Reporter (Jack Hedley) asks fellow journalist Jackson E. Bentley (Arthur Kennedy) for some comments about 'Lawrence of Arabia'.

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The steps of St. Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill by Peter.

Lieutenant General Sir Archibald J. Murray (Donald Wolfit) mutters about remembering when Lawrence was stationed in Cairo. Passing Queen Anne's statue in front of St. Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill on EC4.

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Peter captured the same railings.

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In flashback, T. E. Lawrence leaves Cairo in search of Prince Feisal, guided by Majid. This is Wadi Rum in Jordan.

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The combined armies of Prince Feisal and Auda Abu Tayi attack the city of Aquba. A set built at Playa del Algarrobico near Carboneras in Andalusia, Spain.

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The shot ends as the irregular cavalry reaches the beach. North of Carboneras on the Mediterranean coast in Andalusia.

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On the evening after the battle is won, Lawrence rides along the shore before he is joined by Sherif Ali.

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After passing through a sandstorm on the long journey from Aquba to Cairo, Lawrence and his servant Farraj (Michel Ray) come across a huddle of derelict buildings.

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Farraj encourages 'El Aurens' to dismount and follow him.

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Having walked through the deserted buildings, the two look across the Suez Canal as a motorcyclist approaches on the opposite bank.

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An establishing shot of the bustling streets of Cairo.

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A small army truck makes its way through traffic and pedestrians.

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Lawrence looks out from the back of the truck as it passes through the city.

The truck arrives at the Headquarters of the British Army and the Driver (Peter Dukelow) drops the tailgate. This is the Palaçio Español in the Plaza de España in Seville, Andalusia.

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The same location. (PW)

The Driver questions Lawrence for taking Farraj inside. Plaza de España in Parque de María Luisa (Maria Luisa Park), built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

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The same view 53 years on. (PW)

Lawrence and Farraj head to the Officers Mess. The Palaçio Español in Seville, also seen in 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' and 'The Dictator'.

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Captured before the masses of tourists arrived. (PW)

Following his promotion to Major, Lawrence explains his tactics to General Allenby (Jack Hawkins), Mr. Dryden (Claude Rains) and Colonel Brighton (Anthony Quayle). The courtyard of Hotel Alfonso XIII on Calle San Fernando in Seville.

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Not quite the right angle but it is a lovely hotel. (PW)

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Lawrence looks up at the officers watching from above. The first floor gallery of the courtyard of Palaçio Español in Plaza de España.

After agreeing to supply Lawrence's Arab army, General Allenby tells Mr. Dryden and Colonel Brighton that he will not give them artillery.

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Palaçio Español in Seville, Spain. (PW)

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In Aquba, one of Prince Feisal's Servants walks beside donkeys laden with luggage.

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Approaching the Servant, Jackson Bentley asks if he can lead him to the Prince.

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Bentley introduces himself to Prince Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashimi (Alec Guinness) and asks where Lawrence is.

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In Deraa, Lawrence and Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) cross a muddy road in front of a Bey's car.

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Believing that he can pass for an Arab, Lawrence tries to think of a way that he can "announce himself" to the enemy.

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Enemy troops approach and challenge the two strangers.

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Sherif Ali waits outside the enemy quarters as Lawrence is beaten.

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A band marches along a Cairo street.

Now dressed in his Army uniform, Lawrence watches the band before entering the Officers Club. The main entrance of Casa de Pilatos on Plaza de Pilatos in Seville.

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The same archway. (PW)

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The changed man walks through the courtyard of the club. Casa de Pilatos, Seville.

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When he catches up with them, the Club Secretary (Jack Gwillim) and an Officer (Bruce Beeby) tell Lawrence that they've built a squash court. The Main Courtyard of Casa de Pilatos, Plaza de Pilatos in Seville.

Soldiers parade after Damascus is taken. Plaza de América in Maria Luisa Park, Seville with the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (Museum of Popular Arts And Traditions) in the background.

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The same background building, formerly the Mudéjar Pavilion. (PW)

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General Allenby arrives to find that the Arabs have occupied the city. Plaza de América in Seville.

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Lawrence visits the Turkish Hospital after hearing about the terrible conditions.