Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Title: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Genres: Adventure
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Lawrence Kasden
George Lucas
Philip Kaufman
Produced by: George Lucas
Howard Kazanjian
Frank Marshall
Robert Watts
Music by: John Williams
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Released: June 12th, 1981
Rating: PG
Running time: 118 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Next: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Raiders of the Lost Ark is an American live-action feature film of the adventure genre. It was directed by Steven Spielberg with a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan based on a story treatment by franchise creator George Lucas. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm, Ltd. and premiered theatrically in the United States on June 12th, 1981. The movie stars Harrison Ford in the role of Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. - an archaeologist and college professor who journeys across the globe of the 1930s in search of rare artifacts so they can be preserved in a museum. Co-starring in the film is Karen Allen as the female lead, Marion Ravenwood, who also happens to be Ford's love interest in the film. John Rhys-Davies plays the part of Sallah, who is a friend of both Indiana and Marion and aids them in trying to escape from their Nazi adversaries. The film also stars Paul Freeman as the villain, Belloq, Ronald Lacey as Toht, Denholm Elliott as Marcus Brody, Alfred Molina as Satipo, Wolf Kahler as Dietrich and Vic Tablian as Monkey Man.

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