A stirring chronicle of Israel's struggle for independence in 1947, EXODUS focuses on Newman as Ben Canaan, the leader of the Haganah, whose affair with Kitty Fremont (Saint) is engulfed by the conflict. The film tackles the independence movement as a whole, dealing with various factions
involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus
in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of ...