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Ben-Hur (1959)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History


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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.


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  • Charlton Heston and Haya Harareet in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston and Haya Harareet in Ben-Hur (1959)
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  • Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd in Ben-Hur (1959)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The 300 sets built required five years of research and 14 months of labor.


Quotes

Judah Ben-Hur: If I cannot persuade them, that does not mean I will help you... *murder* them. Besides, you must understand this, Messala. I believe in the past of my people, *and* in their future.
Messala: Future? You are a conquered people!
Judah Ben-Hur: You may conquer the land; you ...


Goofs

During the chariot race just before Ben-Hur's chariot jumps the wrecked chariot, stunt driver Joe Canutt can be seen dropping the reins and grabbing hold of the side of the his chariot (his father, stunt coordinator-2nd unit director Yakima Canutt, had instructed him to grip the underside of the chariot's railing. Joe ignored him, or forgot, and grasped the railing from the top, and was vaulted over the top of the chariot, which could have been fatal had his quick reflexes and strength not allowed him to haul himself back over the vehicle's yoke before he fell between the horses and chariot).


Crazy Credits

The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion is shown in a still-frame to appear looking peaceful at the beginning rather than roaring.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

29 January 1960

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$74,700,000 (USA)

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