Ben-Hur (1959)

Director : William Wyler

Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Cast : (Complete credited cast) , Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur , Jack Hawkins as Quintus Arrius , Haya Harareet as Esther , Stephen Boyd as Messala , Hugh Griffith as Sheik Ilderim , Martha Scott as Miriam , Cathy O'Donnell as Tirzah , Sam Jaffe as Simonides , Finlay Currie as Balthasar / Narrator , Frank Thring as Pontius Pilate , Terence Longdon as Drusus , George Relph as Tiberius Caesar , André Morell as Sextus

Plot : When a Jewish prince is betrayed as nonetheless as sent into thralldom by a Roman friend, he regains his choice as nonetheless as comes bale a person out because revenge.

Run Time : 212 min | Sweden:219 min (1970) | Sweden:224 min (1962) | UK:222 min (1993 re-release) | 214 min (DVD edition) | 222 min (2005 DVD)

Country : USA

Language : English

Filming Locations : Anzio, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Trivia : The chariot race has a 263-to-1 mowing ratio (263 feet of motion picture for the cause that all and sundry foot kept), perhaps the highest for the cause that any 65mm outbreak always filmed.

Goofs : Anachronisms: In the chariot scene, one amongst the trumpeters is wearing a watch. (One watchman claims this is competently an unluckily placed shadow.)

Plot Summary : Judah Ben-Hur lives because a chic Jewish prince also merchant inside Jerusalem at first of the 1st century. Together and the innovative governor his more matured pal Messala arrives because great officer of the Roman legions. At primarily they are smiling to join up subsequent to a lasting excluding their distinct politic opinions unlike them. During the welcome parade a brick falls slurp cherish Judah’s place of dwelling also hardly misses the governor. Although Messala knows that they are not accountable he convey Judah to the galleys also throws his mama also sis into prison. But Judah vows to betide pitch inside with also obtain revenge.

When Prince Judah Ben-Hur hears that his formative years pal Messala has been accepted to demand the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He shortly finds, however, that his pal has modified with has turn out to be an smug conqueror, packed with the disposition of Rome. When Judah refuses to give away the names of Jews who clash Roman rule, Messala decides to brand an instance of him with transports him off because a cabin car slave. Through providence with okay fortune, Judah survives the galleys with manages to go again to Jerusalem inside the hopes of obtaining his mommy with sister, who were in addition imprisoned, with to look for vengeance opposed to his one-time friend.

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