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Ben-Hur (1959)

A Jewish prince forced into slavery by the Romans has an encounter with Jesus and returns to have a chariot race in an attempt to regain his family's honor.

Ben-Hur (1959)
Cast:

Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith

Director:
William Wyler

Producer:
Sam Zimbalist

Written by:
Karl Tunberg (Screenplay), Lew Wallace (Novel)

Distributor:
Loew's, Inc.

Budget:
$15.2 million

Box Office:
$146.9 million

Awards:

Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Griffith)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color
Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Sound
Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Academy Award for Best Effects, Special Effects
Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe for Best Director
Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama
Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Boyd)
Nominated- Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama (Charlton Heston)



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
88