Exodus Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Exodus the Movie

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Chronicles the post-WWII partition of Palestine into a homeland for Jews; the anguish of refugees from Nazi concentration camps held on ships in the Mediterranean; the struggle of the tiny nation with forces dividing it from within and destroying it from the outside; and the heroic men and women who saw a job to be done and did it. Based on the novel by Leon Uris; filmed in Cyprus and Israel. Preminger battled the Israeli government, the studio, and the novel's author to complete this epic. Cost more than $4 million, a phenomenal amount at the time.


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Available on VHS
Running time 208 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Judaism, Israel, Top Grossing Films of 1960, Postwar, True Stories, Books to Film: Leon Uris
Dalton Trumbo
Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, Ralph Richardson, Hugh Griffith, Gregory Ratoff, Felix Aylmer, Peter Lawford, Jill Haworth, John Derek, David Opatoshu, Marius Goring, Alexandra Stewart, Michael Wager, Martin Benson, Paul Stevens, George Maharis
Otto Preminger
Ernest Gold
United Artists, Otto Preminger


Oscars 1960: Orig. Dramatic Score; Golden Globes 1961: Support. Actor (Mineo).

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