Lawrence Of Arabia review: If you have never seen it before, you are in for a treat

Lawrence Of Arabia (Cert PG; 191mins) 

The latest re-issue only confirms the majesty of Peter O’Toole’s riveting central performance as the mercurial TE Lawrence, soldier, adventurer, dreamer and a man who saw himself as the only person to unite fractious Arab tribes. 

Robert Bolt’s intelligent screenplay captures a portrait of a fiendishly complex, hopelessly idealistic individual and explores the politics at play. 

A marvellous cast includes Claude Rains and an unforgettable Omar Sharif as Lawrence’s ally Sherif Ali. 

If you have never seen Lawrence Of Arabia before, you are in for a treat.