Trivia: According to Peter O'Toole, he and Omar Sharif were so nervous about possibly falling off the galloping camels that they both got roaring drunk the day the scene was to be shot, and Sharif decided to tie himself onto the animal. After racing down a sand dune on camelback, O'Toole turned to find Sharif's camel standing in a pond with its alcohol-anesthetized rider dangling upside-down by one foot. A crew member proceeded to "sober" Sharif by cutting the bindings and allowing him to fall head first into the water. (As told to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" March 24, 2008).
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Trivia: Descendants of Auda abu Tayi sued Columbia Pictures over the portrayal of their ancestor as someone only interested in loot and money. It is true that Auda did join the Arab revolt for monetary reasons at first, but he became a steadfast supporter of Arab independence. The suit went on for over ten years before the plaintiffs finally dropped the case.
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