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Ben-Hur

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Remake of:
Ben-Hur
Remake:
Ben-Hur
Original title
Ben-Hur
Year
Running time
211 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Karl Tunberg (Novel: Lewis Wallace)
Music
Miklós Rozsa
Cinematography
Robert Surtees
Cast
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Producer
MGM
Genre
Adventure. Drama | Epic film. Roman Empire. Slavery. Friendship. Religion. Revenge. Remake
Movie Groups
Ben-Hur
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Synopsis / Plot
Anno Domini: the seventh year of Augustus Caesar's reign. In the Roman province of Judea, Jews return to the city of their birth for the census. A bright star in the night over Bethlehem marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Years later, Roman commander Messala (Stephen Boyd), who was brought up in Judea, takes command of the Roman garrison in Jerusalem. His Jewish boyhood friend Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) greets him. Messala is delighted. But when Judah refuses to name Jewish patriots, Messala sentences him to the slave galleys and imprisons his mother, Miriam (Martha Scott), and sister, Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell). Judah vows revenge.
Awards
1959: 11 Academy Awards, including Movie, Director, Actor (Heston), Supp. Actor (Griffith)
1959: 3 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Drama. 4 nominations
1959: BAFTA Awards: Best Movie
1959: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1959: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1959: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film
1959: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films, Supporting Actor and Special Citation
1960: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Heston) and Foreign Production
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