Ben-Hur (1959) (Tv Show)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.


Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.


Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell


Director: William Wyler
Writers: Lew Wallace (novel) (as General Lew Wallace), Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
Genres: Adventure, Drama, History
Certificate: G
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 29 January 1960 (Brazil)
Runtime: 212 min, 219 min (1970), 224 min (1962), 222 min (1993 re-release), 214 min (DVD edition), 222 min (2005 DVD)
Sound Mix: 6-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio: 2.66 : 1

Ben-Hur (1959)

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