Based on the wildly best-selling novel, Exodus tells the epic story of the birth of modern Israel. Dashing commando Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman) and his diplomat father Barak Ben Canaan (Lee J. Cobb) lead hundreds of thousands of Holocaust refugees to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, but they still have an uphill battle once they get there with both the local Arab population and the controlling British Empire. Sal Mineo co-stars as a disaffected young Jew from Europe who falls in with the Irgun, the Jewish-Israeli terrorist network. Gorgeously filmed on location in Israel and Cyprus, this rich legend is a cinematic testament worthy of its biblical title.
“A terrific show… an amazing achievement!” – TIME Magazine
“A dazzling, eye-filling, nerve-tingling display” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
Ariel Schudson discusses Exodus on the New Beverly blog.
- Otto Preminger
- Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, John Derek, Hugh Griffith
- Running Time
- 208 minutes