Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port. A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco. The incredible and too-short life of the British archaeologist-turned-turbaned freedom warrior Thomas Edward Lawrence inspired countless films, including a much-lauded 1966 biopic starring Peter O'Toole (who was very drunk during filming), and almost certainly the Indiana Jones franchise. When all the fighting was over and Lawrence was back in his native Britain, he dedicated The Seven Pillars to "S. A.," whom most scholars believe was Selim Ahmed. In January 1917, Lawrence, by then embedded with the Bedouins, had one of his best days as a leader in the so-called Arab Revolt and one of his worst. Ever. Neither happened, of course, and Lawrence remained in the fray until the bitter end. But the Lawrence of Arabia the public knows — larger than life, braver than brave, nearly without fault — is only a small part of the story. Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con. Having spent his youth courting adventure and attention, he now entered the Royal Air Force and the tank corps as an enlisted man under a series of assumed names. You can unsubscribe at any time. A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Another Tragic irony of ironies, Lawrence got his wish, and the world was robbed of one of its most legendary and intriguing figures. Check out the lineup of new movies and shows streaming on Netflix this month, including The Trial of the Chicago 7. Our best wishes for a productive day. Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download. Around this time, as reported by the New York Times, a Scotsman confessed to the London Sunday Times that Lawrence hired him to administer periodic beatings. Still, as this Historynet piece points out, Lawrence thrived as a student, first in high school and later at Oxford where he studied history and wrote his thesis on Crusader castles. Even now, whether he was gay or perhaps asexual is up for debate. He had no time to enjoy his freedom, though. Yes, as well as Albert Finney and that made a lot more sense but it was Albert Finney who said, have you considered Peter O'Toole? The impact caused Lawrence to hurtle over his bike's handlebars and, six days later, he died of his injuries. He felt horribly guilty that his brothers had sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom and wanted to be part of history rather than just a witness to it. 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