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Exodus 1960


Directors: Otto Preminger


Writers: Dalton TrumboLeon Uris (from his novel)

Rôle: von Storch

Release Date: 15 December 1960

Synopsis: 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, Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman) succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbour blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbours attack them.

Comment: Marius is once again playing a German. A very well dressed, suave man but nevertheless a cold and ruthless ex-Nazi.

Availability: DVD (MGM) Release Date: 31 January 2006.

Exodus review by Philip K. Scheuer in the Los Angeles Times 22 December 1960
Exodus review in The Times 4 May 1961
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Exodus review by Bosley Crowther in the New York Times 16 December 1960
Exodus review by Alexander Walker in the Evening Standard 4 May 1961
Exodus review by Kate Cameron in the Daily News New York 16 December 1960
Exodus review by Penelope Gilliatt in The Observer 7 May 1961
Exodus review in The Miami Herald 21 December 1960
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