Ben Hur

United States, 1959

Film
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Winner of 11 Academy Awards. A first-rate biblical epic packed with action. The chariot race is an all-time achievement in film editing and one of the greatest action scenes in motion pictures. Stars Charlton Heston as Ben Hur. Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.

Credits

production designer

Ken Adam

director

William Wyler

producer

Sam Zimbalist

production company

United Artists Corporation

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

03:37:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37154

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Religious films

Drama

Drama → Religious films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christianity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religious films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → History

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Religious films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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