Ben-Hur 1959

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...

Directed by: William Wyler
Written by: Gore Vidal & Karl Tunberg
Runtime: 222 minutes
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Tagline: The entertainment experience of a lifetime.
Cast:
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 
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Also known as:
  • Ben-Hur : En berättelse från Kristi tid
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • Μπεν Χουρ
  • Бен-хур
  • בן חור
  • 벤허