Ben-Hur (1959)

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  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1959-11-18
  • User Rating: 7.848/10 from 2145 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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...

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