Ben-Hur

(1959)

Overview

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

  1. Gore Vidal

    Writer

  2. Karl Tunberg

    Screenplay

  3. Lew Wallace

    Novel

  4. William Wyler

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Judah Ben-Hur

  2. Jack Hawkins

    Jack Hawkins

    Quintus Arrius

  3. Haya Harareet

    Haya Harareet

    Esther

  4. Stephen Boyd

    Stephen Boyd

    Messala

  5. Hugh Griffith

    Hugh Griffith

    Scheich Ildirim

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 18, 1959
    G
    Premiere

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 32m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $146,900,000.00

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