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Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)

The entertainment experience of a lifetime. Dec. 26, 1959 (USA) 212 Min. G
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Charlton Heston isJudah Ben-Hur
Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins isQuintus Arrius
Quintus Arrius
Hugh Griffith isScheich Ildirim
Scheich Ildirim
Frank Thring isPontius Pilatus
Pontius Pilatus
Sam Jaffe isSimonides
Simonides
Ady Berber isMalluch
Malluch

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Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, the third film version of Civil War vet Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1959. The movie’s reputation as a classic is primarily based on two spectacular action sequences: the great chariot race and a Roman naval battle, along with lavish production values and strong performances. The plot of Ben Hur revolves around a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend and how he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. However, instead he finds redemption in Christ, the theme is ultimately about being saved in the Christian sense.
The film went on to win a record of eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Charlton Heston as Ben Hur). This record-setting Oscars sweep has since been equaled by Titanic in 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2004, but never broken.

Original title Ben-Hur
IMDb Rating 8.1 163,296 votes
TMDb Rating 7 312 votes