65 – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Draw me jack.Like one of your French models...

Draw me jack.Like one of your French models…

Lawrence of Arabia,not to be confused with the adult film ‘Lawrence of Her Labia’,is about a British soldier who is sent into the desert to see what the Arabs plans are regarding the Turks and their army.He gets in well with the desert people and rallies with them to invade Damascus and take a Turkish garrison beside the some canal.Lawrence makes it back to Cairo where he was based before the whole thing and lets the Brits know what he’s done.He gets a commendation and asks for guns,artillery,armoured cars and some other stuff and goes back with the desert tribes and starts blowing up Turkish rail-roads to disrupt their army logistics.Lawrence comes across as an eccentric,at times camp,blond Brit among brutal Arabs,but he does have a dark side as we see him kill a few people.And enjoy it.In the end Lawrence,or as everyone calls him “orange”,wins Damascus for the Arabs.But with all the different tribes controlling a separate resource in the town it all goes to shit.No phones because someone else controls the generators and they’re fried.No water because there’s no power for the pumps and so on.All the Arabs give up and just leave the place in a huge mess,it’s now the Brits jobs to sort out the whole mess.One of the tribal leaders has a good quote near the start “my mother mated with a scorpion”.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    7.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     MAYBE
OVERALL     –  I DON’T KNOW A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THEY’RE EXPANSION THROUGH AFRICA SO IN PARTS I WAS LEFT SCRATCHING MY HEAD.

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