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Ben-Hur
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12 Nominations / 11 Wins
Year 1959
Director William Wyler
Writer Karl Tunberg
Starring Charlton Heston, Hugh Griffith, Stephen Boyd
32nd Academy Awards

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith and Haya Harareet. A remake of the 1925 silent film with the same name, it was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ".

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Plot

When Prince Judah Ben-Hur hears that his childhood friend Messala has been named to command the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He soon finds, however, that his friend has changed and has become an arrogant conqueror, full of the grandeur of Rome. When Judah refuses to divulge the names of Jews who oppose Roman rule, Messala decides to make an example of him and sends him off as a galley slave. Through fate and good fortune, Judah survives the galleys and manages to return to Jerusalem in the hopes of finding his mother and sister, who were also imprisoned, and to seek revenge against his one-time friend.

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Ben-Hur (1959) - Open-ended Trailer (e20541)03:03

Ben-Hur (1959) - Open-ended Trailer (e20541)

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