Directed by: David Lean
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger
Genres: Drama, Romance, War
Armed and Dangerous
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Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago: A nameless number on a list that was lost, or mislaid. That was common in those days.
The city railroad scenes were filmed in Spain, and many of the forest railroad scenes were filmed in Finland; in both of those countries, most of the railroad track is broad gauge (the rails are more than 5 feet apart). The plains and mountains railroad scenes were largely shot in Canada, where the rails are "standard gauge": 4' 8 & 1/2" apart. The rails can be seen to jump between far apart and closer together more than once as the movie progresses.
The actress who plays Dr. Z's wife is a daughter of the silent film actor, Charlie Chaplin.