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Ben-Hur (1959)

G 03/26/1969 (US) ActionDramaHistory 3h 42m

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Overview

In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. Three years later and freed by a grateful Roman galley commander whom he has rescued from drowning, he becomes an expert charioteer for Rome, all the while plotting to return to Judea, find and rescue his family, and avenge himself on his former friend. All the while, the form and work of Jesus move in the background of his life...

  1. William Wyler

    Director

  2. Lew Wallace

    Novel

  3. Karl Tunberg

    Screenplay

  4. Gore Vidal

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Judah Ben-Hur

  2. Haya Harareet

    Haya Harareet

    Esther

  3. Stephen Boyd

    Stephen Boyd

    Messala

  4. Martha Scott

    Martha Scott

    Miriam

  5. Cathy O'Donnell

    Cathy O'Donnell

    Tirzah

  6. Jack Hawkins

    Jack Hawkins

    Quintus Arrius

  7. Sam Jaffe

    Sam Jaffe

    Simonides

  8. Hugh Griffith

    Hugh Griffith

    Scheich Ildirim

  9. Finlay Currie

    Finlay Currie

    Balthasar

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