EXODUS (Theatrical Release, Los Angeles, California USA 1960)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Stars ìììì

authentic, must see classicuses the formidable skills of screen writer, Dalton Trumbo, to tell this masterfully layered story that successfully deals with opposite points of view and methodology necessary for land resettlement as well as the unavoidable sacrifices made to accomplish that task. It is not an ‘easy’ story, but a necessary story that examines the perils of exodus politically, socially, personally, and relationally.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Six hundred and eleven Jewish Holocaust survivors make a break for Mandate Palestine and resettlement into an area torn by conflict and strife.

Additional Thanks

Best work for Director and Producer Otto Preminger. Terrific work by Music Composer Ernest Gold. Character/cast include: Ari Ben Caanan (Paul Newman), Kitty Fremont (Eva Marie Saint), General Sutherland (Ralph Richardson), Major Caldwell (Peter Lawford), Barak Ben Canaan (Lee J. Cobb), Dov Landau (Sal Mineo), Taha (John Derek), and Mandria (Hugh Griffith).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A 'must see' for anyone who wants a movie that works beyond the ticket counter and earns a permanent place in the home video library.

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