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israel jewry middle east conflict epic 1940s


Release Date: March 27, 1960

Year    :   1960
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History, War, Action
Production Companies    :   Carlyle Productions, United Artists
Director    :   Otto Preminger
Producers    :   Otto Preminger, Noreen Hipwell
Writers    :   Dalton Trumbo, Leon Uris
RunTime    :   208 mins.
Budget    :   4000000
Revenue    :   21750000

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.

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