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Ben-Hur (1959)

The entertainment experience of a lifetime.

Genre : Action, Drama, History

Runtime : 3H 42M

Director : William Wyler
Writer : Karl Tunberg

Synopsis

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...

Actors

Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Judah Ben-Hur
Haya Harareet
Haya Harareet
Esther
Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
Messala
Martha Scott
Martha Scott
Miriam
Cathy O'Donnell
Cathy O'Donnell
Tirzah
Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins
Quintus Arrius
Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
Simonides
Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
Scheich Ildirim
Finlay Currie
Finlay Currie
Balthasar
Frank Thring
Frank Thring
Pontius Pilatus
George Relph
George Relph
Tiberius Caesar
André Morell
André Morell
Sextus
Terence Longdon
Terence Longdon
Drusus
Ady Berber
Ady Berber
Malluch
Lando Buzzanca
Lando Buzzanca
Jewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited)
Giuliano Gemma
Giuliano Gemma
Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited)
Marina Berti
Marina Berti
Flavia (uncredited)
Robert Brown
Robert Brown
Chief of Rowers (uncredited)
Liana Del Balzo
Liana Del Balzo
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Enzo Fiermonte
Enzo Fiermonte
Galley Officer (uncredited)
Richard Hale
Richard Hale
Gaspar (uncredited)
Duncan Lamont
Duncan Lamont
Marius (uncredited)
John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
Doctor (uncredited)
Ferdy Mayne
Ferdy Mayne
Captain of Rescue Ship (uncredited)
May McAvoy
May McAvoy
Woman in crowd (uncredited)
Aldo Silvani
Aldo Silvani
Man in Nazareth (uncredited)
Ralph Truman
Ralph Truman
Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)
Claude Heater
Claude Heater
Christ
Joe Canutt
Joe Canutt
Sportsman (uncredited)
Richard Coleman
Richard Coleman
Metellus (uncredited)
Antonio Corevi
Antonio Corevi
Senator (uncredited)
David Davies
David Davies
Quaestor (uncredited)
Mino Doro
Mino Doro
Gratus (uncredited)
Michael Dugan
Michael Dugan
Seaman (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia
Franco Fantasia
Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus (uncredited)
José Greci
José Greci
Mary (uncredited)
John Horsley
John Horsley
Spintho (uncredited)
Howard Lang
Howard Lang
Hortator (uncredited)
Stevenson Lang
Stevenson Lang
Blind Man (uncredited)
Tutte Lemkow
Tutte Lemkow
Leper (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons
Cliff Lyons
The Lubian (uncredited)
Tiberio Mitri
Tiberio Mitri
Roman at Bath (uncredited)
Remington Olmsted
Remington Olmsted
Decurian (uncredited)
Laurence Payne
Laurence Payne
Joseph (uncredited)
Aldo Pini
Aldo Pini
Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited)
Diego Pozzetto
Diego Pozzetto
Villager (uncredited)
Stella Rho
Stella Rho
Amrah (uncredited)
Edwin Richfield
Edwin Richfield
Supplier to Leper Colony (uncredited)
Hector Ross
Hector Ross
Officer (uncredited)
Maxwell Shaw
Maxwell Shaw
Rower No. 43 (uncredited)
Gianni Solaro
Gianni Solaro
Galley Officer (uncredited)
Pietro Tordi
Pietro Tordi
Pilate's Servant (uncredited)
Raimondo Van Riel
Raimondo Van Riel
Old Man (uncredited)
Dervis Ward
Dervis Ward
Jailer (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen
Joe Yrigoyen
The Egyptian - Chariot Racer (uncredited)
Nazzareno Zamperla
Nazzareno Zamperla
Roman Soldier with a Bow on Galley (uncredited)
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
The Corinthian (uncredited)
Eddie Jauregui
Eddie Jauregui
The Athenian (uncredited)
Gianni Di Segni
Gianni Di Segni
Galley Guard on Ship (uncredited)

Crews

William Wyler
William Wyler
Director
Karl Tunberg
Karl Tunberg
Screenplay
Sam Zimbalist
Sam Zimbalist
Producer
William Wyler
William Wyler
Producer
Miklós Rózsa
Miklós Rózsa
Original Music Composer
Robert Surtees
Robert Surtees
Director of Photography
John D. Dunning
John D. Dunning
Editor
Ralph E. Winters
Ralph E. Winters
Editor
Irene Howard
Irene Howard
Casting
Vittorio Valentini
Vittorio Valentini
Production Design
Edward C. Carfagno
Edward C. Carfagno
Art Direction
William A. Horning
William A. Horning
Art Direction
Hugh Hunt
Hugh Hunt
Set Decoration
Elizabeth Haffenden
Elizabeth Haffenden
Costume Design
Gabriella Borzelli
Gabriella Borzelli
Hair Setup
Charles E. Parker
Charles E. Parker
Makeup Artist
Edward Woehler
Edward Woehler
Unit Production Manager
Alberto Cardone
Alberto Cardone
Assistant Director
Umberto Dessena
Umberto Dessena
Special Effects
Lew Wallace
Lew Wallace
Novel
Piero Portalupi
Piero Portalupi
Additional Photography
Harold E. Wellman
Harold E. Wellman
Additional Photography
Sash Fisher
Sash Fisher
Sound Recordist
Charles K. Hagedon
Charles K. Hagedon
Color Timer
Eugene Zador
Eugene Zador
Orchestrator
Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
Writer
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
Stunts
Eddie Jauregui
Eddie Jauregui
Stunts
William Steinkamp
William Steinkamp
Sound Recordist
David Sharpe
David Sharpe
Stunts
Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson
Additional Writing
S. N. Behrman
S. N. Behrman
Additional Writing
Christopher Fry
Christopher Fry
Additional Writing
Sol C. Siegel
Sol C. Siegel
Executive Producer
Margaret Booth
Margaret Booth
Additional Editing
J.J. Cohn
J.J. Cohn
Production Manager
Henry Henigson
Henry Henigson
Production Manager
Ken Adam
Ken Adam
Assistant Art Director
Harold Michelson
Harold Michelson
Storyboard
Italo Tomassi
Italo Tomassi
Painter
Franklin Milton
Franklin Milton
Recording Supervision
Van Allen James
Van Allen James
Supervising Sound Editor
Doug Hubbard
Doug Hubbard
Special Effects
R.A. MacDonald
R.A. MacDonald
Visual Effects
Joan Bridge
Joan Bridge
Color Timer
Fredric Steinkamp
Fredric Steinkamp
Editorial Services
A. Arnold Gillespie
A. Arnold Gillespie
Visual Effects
Edward Wahrman
Edward Wahrman
First Assistant Camera
Tap Canutt
Tap Canutt
Stunts
Mickey Gilbert
Mickey Gilbert
Stunts
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone
Second Unit Director

Trailers and other movies

John Landis on BEN-HUR
Ben-Hur (1959) Official Blu-Ray Trailer - Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd Movie HD

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