Ben-Hur

  • CERT PG
  • 1959
  • 3 HRS 27 MINS
  • 6 RATINGS
Ben-Hur

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The winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, Ben-Hur stands as one of the greatest Hollywood epics ever filmed.

Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) lives a religious life and peacefully opposes the tyrannical occupation of Judea by Rome. When a boyhood friend, Messala (Stephen Boyd), fabricates a charge of treason against Ben-Hur, his sister and mother, all are arrested by Roman soldiers.

Judah is condemned to spend the rest of his life enslaved on a Roman warship. However, his fate takes a fortuitous turn when he saves the life of the fleet commander, Quintus Arrius (Jack Hawkins). Freed from slavery, Judah sets his sights on finding his family and exacting his revenge on the treacherous Messala, which Judah eventually does in the famous chariot race.

CAST AND CREW

Charlton Heston Haya Harareet Jack Hawkins William Wyler

GENRE

Drama

CERTIFICATE

General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.

RUN TIME

3 hours 27 minutes

RELEASED

1959

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