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Feature Film

Classic - Drama - Adventure - History

United States 1959 | 212 Min

Subtitles in

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Genre

Classic Drama Adventure History

Subjects

israel judea roman empire rome christianity jesus

Language

English

Story

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge (imdb)

Awards

    - Academy Awards  - 1959 / United States

    Best Actor
    Best Film
    Best Director


Director

William Wyler

Writer

General Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg

Cast

Charlton Heston
Jack Hawkins
Haya Harareet
Stephen Boyd
Hugh Griffith
Martha Scott
Cathy O'Donnell
Sam Jaffe

Producers

Sam Zimbalist

Cinematographer

Robert L. Surtees

Production Designer

Vittorio Valentini

Editors

John D. Dunning, Ralph E. Winters

Composer

Miklós Rózsa

Musicians