WINNER, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Ernest Gold), Academy Awards (1961)
NOMINATION, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (COLOR) (Sam Leavitt) Academy Awards (1961)
NOMINATION, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Sal Mineo) Academy Awards (1961)
Few motion pictures can approach the grandeur of this classic Hollywood epic adapted from Leon Uris' best-selling novel about the rebirth of a people and a nation.
Exodus takes place during the turbulent year of 1947, when the British government blocked the way of desperate emigres who sought to reach the Promised Land, and the Israeli underground battled British and Arabs alike in their struggle to create the state of Israel. Preminger's film, starring Paul Newman, Eva-Marie Saint and Sal Mineo, was shot on location in Galilee, Haifa, Jerusalem, and other parts of Israel.
“a dazzling, eye-filling, nerve-tingling display of a wide variety of individual and mass reactions to awesome challenges and, in some of its sharpest personal details, a fine reflection of experience that rips the heart.”
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
USA, 1960, 212 minutes, color
Directed by Otto Preminger
Public Exhibition 16mm Rental available