The David Lean Collection DVD
NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles.
Lawrence of Arabia In David Lean's masterful "desert classic," Peter O'Toole gives a star-making performance as T.E. Lawrence, the eccentric British officer who united the desert tribes of Arabia against the Turks during World War I. Lean orchestrates sweeping battle sequences and breathtaking action, but the film is really about the adventures and trials that transform Lawrence into a legendary man of the desert.
In the 1940s, the wit of playwright Noel Coward ( Design for Living ) and the craft of filmmaker David Lean ( Lawrence of Arabia ) melded harmoniously in one of cinema's greatest writer-director collaborations. With the wartime military drama sensation In Which We Serve, Coward and Lean (along with producing partners Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan) embarked on a series of literate, socially engaged, and enormously entertaining pictures that ranged from domestic epic ( This Happy Breed ) to whimsical comedy ( Blithe Spirit ) to poignant romance ( Brief Encounter ).