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Ben-Hur
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8.1 IMDB rating
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Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins
Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet Haya Harareet
Esther
Stephen Boyd Stephen Boyd
Messala
Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith
Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott Martha Scott
Miriam
Sam Jaffe Sam Jaffe
Simonides


Written by (View all)
Lew Wallace Lew Wallace
Karl Tunberg Karl Tunberg
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So it's settled: The greatest film ever made!

5 years ago at Jan 19 5:48
2 votes
William Wyler's Epic Masterpiece BEN-HUR!

This Is The 3rd Big Screen Installment From Lew Wallace's Best-Seller, Ben-Hur (The First Was A Silent One-Reel Play In 1907, The Second Was In 1925 And The 3rd In 1959, Arugably The Best Installment So Far)!

Anyways, My Father Is A Big Fan Of Charlton Heston And Has Virtually Seen All Of His Movies! One Day, He Bought 3 Of He... read more

Very long film but still a memorable classic!

5 years, 11 months ago at Mar 10 14:44
2 votes
Ben-Hur is an absolutely outstanding epic story that is set in the times of Jesus. Despite Jesus is involved in Judah Ben-Hur's life, I think it is set more in an Egyptian time around the time of Moses. It is a very memorable film because of it being one of the very early epic stories. Also, I think it was the running time of the film that made it very interesting to the public as well as to the A... read more

My second review... much better!

3 years, 3 months ago at Oct 19 14:29
2 votes
At a distinguished party in a handsome manor, Ben-Hur presents itself as a rich & important member. Finely detailed in an aquiline manner and topped with an impressive personality, many members think he must be some important official. What they don't know is that he is the owner of the manor himself, the one who invited them all to the party! I've always imagined Ben-Hur in that sense. An outstan... read more
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Description: When Prince Judah Ben-Hur hears that his childhood friend Messala has been named to command the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He soon finds, however, that his friend has changed and has become an arrogant conqueror, full of the grandeur of Rome. When Judah refuses to divulge the names of Jews who oppose Roman rule, Messala decides to make an example of him and sends him off as a galley slave. Through fate and good fortune, Judah survives the galleys and manages to return to Jerusalem in the hopes of finding his mother and sister, who were also imprisoned, and to seek revenge against his one-time friend. Visit f ... (more)
Release date: 26 December 1959
Tags: Drama (21), 1959 (20), Epic (20), Action (18), Adventure (18), Religion (14), 1950s (14), Historical (12), Slavery (11), Revenge (10), Classic (10), Prison (9), Murder (9), Friendship (9), Usa (8), Betrayal (7), Pirate (7), Sword And Sandal (7), Remake (7), Christian (7)
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"1959! Winner: Hugh Griffith! Nominees: Arthur O'Connell - Anatomy of a Murder as Parnell Emmett McCarthy George C. Scott - Anatomy of a Murder as Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer Robert Vaughn - The Young Philadelphians as Chester A, "Chet" Gwynn Ed Wynn - The Diary of Anne Frank as Albert Dussell"


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"Best Picture! Winner: Ben-Hur! Nominees: Anatomy of a Murder The Diary of Anne Frank North by Northwest Some Like It Hot"


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"BEN HUR'S CEREMONIAL TUNICPRICE: Enter Rome in style for $384,000 "


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"1959! Winner: William Wyler! Nominees: Jack Clayton - Room at the Top George Stevens - The Diary of Anne Frank Billy Wilder - Some Like It Hot Fred Zinnemann - The Nun's Story"


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"1959! Winner: Ben-Hur! Nominees: Anatomy of a Murder The Diary of Anne Frank North by Northwest Some Like It Hot"


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"11 Oscars Best Picture Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Director Best Cinematography, Color Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Best Costume Design, Color Best Sound Best Film Editing Best Effects, Special Effects Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture"


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“Wyler and the entire production knew that the film turns around the charriot race. It is not the climax but the essence, the highlight, besides the battle in the sea. Nice framing. Harareet ok. Heston better than average.” read more

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"יהודה בן חור הוא סוחר יהודי שגר בירושלים וחי כנסיך עשיר, בתחילת המאה ה-1. את שיגרת חייו הנוחה שובר חברו הוותיק שחוזר לירושלים כמפקד הלגיון הרומי בעיר. בתחילה הם שמחים מאוד לפגוש אחד את השני, אך עד מהרה חילוקי הדעות הפוליטיים בינהם גורמים למתחים רבים בחברות. באחד הימים בו נערך ה"


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" 1959 The Film Industry Rating : 3 for Very Good IMBD Rating : 8.1 My Rating : 3.0 for Magnificent"


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"Ben-Hur / Ben-Hur Direção: William Wyler Roteiro: Karl Tunberg Ano: 1959 Sinopse: Em Jerusalém no início do século I vive Judah Ben-Hur, um rico mercador judeu. Mas, com o retorno de Messala, um amigo da juventude que agora é o chefe das legiões romanas na cidade, um desentendimento devido a visões políticas divergentes faz com que Messala condene Ben-Hur a viver como escravo em uma galera romana, mesmo sabendo da inocência do ex-amigo. Mas o destino vai dar a Ben-Hur uma oportunidade"


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"Studio: MGM Year of Release: 1959 Adjusted Gross (2015): $796 million "


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"My Rating : 3.0=Magnificent - A Blu Ray To Buy My Number Of Views : 24 (FAV) My Point Of View : this outstanding film from William Wyler as everything a excellent screenplay, some great actors, a beautiful actress (Haya Harareet) some great action sequence at the end and some memorable touching scenes that you will never forget . "


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