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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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  • Cathy O'Donnell in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston and John Glenn in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston and William Wyler in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston and Haya Harareet in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston and Maxwell Shaw in Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd in Ben-Hur (1959)

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Trivia

William Wyler was so impressed with David Lean's work on The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) that he asked Lean to direct the famous chariot race sequence. Lean would have received full screen credit for the job--"Chariot Race directed by David Lean." He declined the offer, knowing that Wyler was a truly ... ...


Quotes

Quintus Arrius: Battle speed!... Attack speed!... Ramming speed!


Goofs

Just before the Roman galley is rammed, the condemned men behind Ben-Hur are clearly dummies.


Crazy Credits

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

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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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