Status: ReleasedIMDb
Release date: 1960-03-27
Run time: 208 minute / 3:28
Budget: $4,000,000
Revenue: $21,750,000
Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Dalton Trumbo
Production Company: Carlyle Productions
Production Countries: Israel, United States of America


Categories: History, War, Action
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.



Paul Newman
as Ari Ben Canaan
Eva Marie Saint
as Kitty Fremont
Jill Haworth
as Karen
Ralph Richardson
as Gen. Sutherland
Peter Lawford
as Maj. Caldwell
Lee J. Cobb
as Barak Ben Canaan
Sal Mineo
as Dov Landau
John Derek
as Taha
Hugh Griffith
as Mandria
Gregory Ratoff
as Lakavitch
Felix Aylmer
as Dr. Lieberman
David Opatoshu
as Akiva Ben Canaan
Marius Goring
as Von Storch
Alexandra Stewart
as Jordana Ben Canaan
Michael Wager
as David Ben Ami
Martin Benson
as Mordekai
George Maharis
as Yoav
Martin Miller
as Dr. Odenheim
Paul Stevens
as Reuben
Betty Walker
as Sarah
Victor Maddern
as Sergeant
John Crawford
as Capt. Hank Schlosberg
Shmuel Segal
as Dov Contact Proprietor (as Samuel Segal)
Dahn Ben Amotz
as Uzi
Ralph Truman
as Colonel
Peter Madden
as Dr. Clement
Joseph F├╝rst
as Avidan (as Joseph Furst)
Paul Stassino
as Driver-Guide on Cyprus
Michael Wynne
as Man
Mark Burns
as Lt. O'Hara (as Marc Burns)
Esther Ofarim
as Mrs. Hirschberg (as Esther Reichstadt)
Zipora Peled
as Mrs. Frankel (as Zeporah Peled)
Philo Hauser
as Novak
Winston Ryder Sound Effects Editor

Otto Preminger Director

Otto Preminger Producer

Sam Leavitt Director of Photography

Louis R. Loeffler Editor

Cliff Richardson Special Effects

Leon Birnbaum Music Editor

Richard Day Art Direction

Dalton Trumbo Screenplay

Ernest Gold Original Music Composer

Leon Uris Novel

Ernest Day Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up
George Lane Makeup Artist
A.G. Scott Hairstylist

Angela Martelli Script Supervisor

Noreen Hipwell Production Secretary

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