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Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd View All


William Wyler (Director), Karl Tunberg (Screenplay), Gore Vidal (Writer) View All

Release: Dec. 26th, 1959
Runtime: 3 hours, 32 minutes
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.
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The film's infrequent references to Jesus, ranging from the opening sequence through to his own path intertwining with Ben-Hur's at several plot-relevant junctures, could have easily felt overdone and unnecessary yet they never do, and the ways in which his presence feeds into the film's main narrat....
mark f
Jesus never speaks in the film, but his life parallels Ben-Hur's and actually makes sense of all of Judah's trials and tribulations.
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Best Actor Leading Role - Charlton Heston Best Actor Supporting Role - Hugh Griffith Best Color Cinematography - Robert Surtees Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Best Costume Design, Color Best Sound Best Film Editing Best Effects, Special Effects Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy ....
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