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Ben-Hur [1959 film] by William Wyler

Ben-Hur [1959 film]

by William Wyler (Director), Karl Tunberg (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Stephen Boyd (Actor), Finlay Currie (Actor), John D. Dunning (Film editor), Hugh Griffith (Actor), Haya Harareet (Actress)14 more, Jack Hawkins (Actor), Charlton Heston (Actor), Charlton Heston, Sam Jaffe (Actor), Terence Longdon (Actor), André Morell (Actor), Cathy O'Connell (Actress), Miklós Rózsa (Composer), George Relph (Actor), Martha Scott (Actress), Robert Surtees (Cinematographer), Frank Thring (Actor), Ralph E. Winters (Film editor), Sam Zimbalist (Producer)

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A Hebrew prince and his family are imprisoned by the Romans on false charges.

Pretty tedious. You could cut it down to two hours without losing anything. There are a number of lengthy segments which do nothing but show off armies of extras. The climax is about a half hour before the end of the movie. ( )
  comfypants | Feb 18, 2016 |
Another very common required for conversion movie... Seems like another Jewish movie with a Christ theme to me. It didn't do much for me one way or the other. But it is common.
  melsmarsh | Feb 18, 2013 |
First Fit Fun- Active family fun to help children develop co-ordination, sensory integration and reach developmental milestones.
  unitingcarelibrary | Feb 13, 2011 |
First Fit Fun-Active family fun to help children develop co-ordination, sensory integration and reach developmental milestones.
  unitingcarelibrary | Feb 13, 2011 |
Classic movie; 11 academy awards--3hrs 31 min
  cljacobson | Jan 14, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wyler, WilliamDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tunberg, KarlScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Boyd, StephenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Currie, FinlayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunning, John D.Film editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffith, HughActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harareet, HayaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawkins, JackActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heston, CharltonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heston, Charltonsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jaffe, SamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Longdon, TerenceActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morell, AndréActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connell, CathyActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rózsa, MiklósComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Relph, GeorgeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, MarthaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Surtees, RobertCinematographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thring, FrankActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Winters, Ralph E.Film editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zimbalist, SamProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the 1959 film adaptation of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Please do not combine with other adaptations or with the book on which it is based.
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212 minutes, rated G.
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (description taken from IMBD.com)
Special features of the 50th anniversary limited edition. It includes the 1925 silent version of "Ben-Hur" and several documentaries and content related to the 1959 motion picture.
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A film with immense scope, dramatic intensity and colossal spectacle. Winner of 11 Academy Awards. Features an international cast headed by Oscar-winning Best Actor, Charlton Heston. The famous chariot race between Ben-Hur and the sadistic Roman Messala, required over a year to prepare and lasts nearly twenty minutes on-screen. You can learn even more about the creation of this majestic film with an exclusive, never-before-seen documentary which follows the feature. This sensational supplementary piece gives you an inside look into the making of Ben-Hur with behind-the-scenes footage, rare "home movies", interviews, screen tests and much more. As seen in theatrical release, this film is presented in a full-width "letter-box" format. Contains the theatrical trailer and the documentary Ben-Hur: The Making Of An Epic.… (more)

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