Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 1981
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott

Ford plays adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones, who almost bites off more than he can chew when he turns up at the Ark of the Covenant in Nazi-infested wartime Egypt. Return to the breathless excitement of the Saturday morning serial with this rollercoaster of a movie, which is probably better than either of its sequels. Tongue held very firmly in cheek.

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Indiana Jones fans still hail Karren Allen with Raiders of the Lost Ark lines

13 Jun 2021

Film gossip

Karren Allen admits Indiana Jones fans still shout out 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' lines out to her four decades after its release. The 69-year-old actress – who played Marion Ravenwood alongside Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's 1981 blockbuster…

Raiders of the Lost Ark to tour with live orchestra, get presale tickets

27 Feb 2018

Classic first Indiana Jones film will have its John Williams score brought to life

The classic 1981 film, Raiders of the Lost Ark is to tour with a live orchestra in September. Presale tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Thu 1 Mar. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film launched the hugely popular Indiana Jones franchise…

Raiders of the Lost Ark with live orchestral score coming to Edinburgh International Film Festival

28 Feb 2017

EIFF and RSNO return to the legendary Williams–Spielberg team for event cinema inspiration

Edinburgh International Film Festival returns to cinemas in Auld Reekie in four months, and has today revealed its first major highlight: a third team-up with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, this time for a live presentation of John Williams' score…

Interview: Vic Armstrong - Stuntman behind Indiana Jones, James Bond and Superman

20 Sep 2012

Stuntman and director on high falls, Superman, Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford

Vic Armstrong is one of the hardest working men in Hollywood. In the 60s he started working as a stunt man going on to be Harrison Ford’s stunt double in the Indiana Jones movies and Christopher Reeves’ in Superman. Later in his career he moved onto…

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