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Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence (played by Peter O'Toole) is a British intelligence officer during WW I assigned to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and gauge his willingness to stage an Arab revolt against the invading Turks. But the arrogant underling uses the mission to appointed himself as a British commander and engages in his own battles. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 227
Theater Release: 20 Dec 1962
Video Release: 12 Nov 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why do the rebels accept Lawrence more readily than the other British soldiers? Why does he connect more easily with them than his own superiors?

How historically correct is this depiction of T.E. Lawrence? Read about his life from his perspective in the book Seven Pillars of Wisdom.Learn more about his life here: http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/lawrencete.htm

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