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Ben Hur (1907)

Ben Hur
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Frank Rose

Frank Rose

Sidney Olcott

Sidney Olcott



Starring
Herman Rottger

Herman Rottger

Ben Hur


Written by
Gene Gauntier

Gene Gauntier

Lew Wallace

Lew Wallace

novel


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Ben Hur is a 15 minute long 1907 silent film, the first film version of Lew Wallace's novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, one of the best-selling books at that time. This movie is most notable as a precedent in copyright law. The movie was made without the permission of the author's estate, which was common practice at that time.
Release date: 7 December 1907
Usa (1), Black And White (1), Silent (1), 1900s (1)
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thescriptlab's Top 10 Most Controversial Films (10 movies items)

" This may seem like a strange entry, but in the interests of variety and personal enjoyment, I have included it, along with the fact that it set a precedent for all films, art and media around today. How? I hear you ask. Well, Ben Hur, a 1907 silent film short (not to be confused with the Charlton Heston 1959 Ben-Hur classic) was the subject of the first ever film copyright infringement case. Prior to this film, films could and did use whatever inspiration and materials they wanted. However, af"


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Silent Cinema (63 movies items)
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Originals & Remakes (229 movies items)

"Original - 1907"