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Ben-Hur (18-Nov-1959)

Director: William Wyler

Writer: Karl Tunberg

From novel: Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

Music by: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: Sam Zimbalist

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Bible

A Jewish prince, Judah Ben-Hur, faces betrayal a boyhood friend following a freak accident and is forced into slavery; he regains freedom and will have his revenge. Lengthy adaptation of Lew Wallace's 19th-century quasi-Biblical novel is perhaps the greatest epic film ever made. Unsurpassed chariot race scene. Won 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor and Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Score. Entered 2004 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen Boyd
Actor
4-Jul-1931 2-Jun-1977 Ben-Hur
Finlay Currie
Actor
20-Jan-1878 9-May-1968 Great Expectations
Hugh Griffith
Actor
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins
Actor
14-Sep-1910 18-Jul-1973 Land of the Pharaohs
Charlton Heston
Actor
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Sam Jaffe
Actor
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Cathy O'Donnell
Actor
6-Jul-1923 11-Apr-1970 They Live by Night
Martha Scott
Actor
22-Sep-1912 28-May-2003 Our Town

CAST

Starring
Charlton Heston   ...   Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins   ...   Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet   ...   Esther
Stephen Boyd   ...   Messala
Hugh Griffith   ...   Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott   ...   Miriam
Cathy O'Donnell   ...   Tirzah
Sam Jaffe   ...   Simonides
with
Finlay Currie   ...   Balthasar
Frank Thring   ...   Pontius Pilate
Terence Longdon   ...   Drusus
George Relph   ...   Tiberius
André Morell   ...   Sextus

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