Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 90%
TMDB Rating 7.8
IMDB Rating 8.1
RottenTomatoes Rating 86%

Financials

Revenue: $164,000,000

Budget: $15,000,000

Profit: + $149,000,000


Movie Details

Tag Line: The entertainment experience of a lifetime.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Dec 26, 1959

Rating: G

Run Time: 3h 42m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


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Synopsis

In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. Three years later and freed by a grateful Roman galley commander whom he has rescued from drowning, he becomes an expert charioteer for Rome, all the while plotting to return to Judea, find and rescue his family, and avenge himself on his former friend. All the while, the form and work of Jesus move in the background of his life...


Main Cast

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Judah Ben-Hur

Age : 84 | Popularity : 48%

Haya Harareet

Haya Harareet

Esther

Age : 89 | Popularity : 9%

Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd

Messala

Age : 45 | Popularity : 11%

Martha Scott

Martha Scott

Miriam

Age : 90 | Popularity : 7%

Cathy O'Donnell

Cathy O'Donnell

Tirzah

Age : 46 | Popularity : 9%

Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins

Quintus Arrius

Age : 62 | Popularity : 7%

Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe

Simonides

Age : 93 | Popularity : 10%

Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith

Scheich Ildirim

Age : 67 | Popularity : 9%


Crew

Department Role Name
Writing Storyboard
Harold Michelson
Harold Michelson
Novel
Lew Wallace
Lew Wallace
Screenplay
Karl Tunberg
Karl Tunberg
Writer
Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
Sound Supervising Sound Editor
Van Allen James
Van Allen James
Original Music Composer
Miklós Rózsa
Miklós Rózsa
Orchestrator
Eugene Zador
Eugene Zador
Recording Supervision
Franklin Milton
Franklin Milton
Production Casting
Irene Howard
Irene Howard
Producer
William Wyler
William Wyler
Sam Zimbalist
Sam Zimbalist
Unit Production Manager
Edward Woehler
Edward Woehler
Executive Producer
Sol C. Siegel
Sol C. Siegel
Production Manager
J.J. Cohn
J.J. Cohn
Henry Henigson
Henry Henigson
Editing Editorial Services
Fredric Steinkamp
Fredric Steinkamp
Editor
John D. Dunning
John D. Dunning
Ralph E. Winters
Ralph E. Winters
Additional Editing
Margaret Booth
Margaret Booth
Color Timer
Charles K. Hagedon
Charles K. Hagedon
Joan Bridge
Joan Bridge
Art Art Direction
William A. Horning
William A. Horning
Edward C. Carfagno
Edward C. Carfagno
Assistant Art Director
Ken Adam
Ken Adam
Production Design
Vittorio Valentini
Vittorio Valentini
Set Decoration
Hugh Hunt
Hugh Hunt
Painter
Italo Tomassi
Italo Tomassi
Directing Director
William Wyler
William Wyler
Assistant Director
Alberto Cardone
Alberto Cardone
Camera Director of Photography
Robert Surtees
Robert Surtees
Additional Photography
Harold E. Wellman
Harold E. Wellman
Piero Portalupi
Piero Portalupi
First Assistant Camera
Edward Wahrman
Edward Wahrman
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Elizabeth Haffenden
Elizabeth Haffenden
Hair Setup
Gabriella Borzelli
Gabriella Borzelli
Makeup Artist
Charles E. Parker
Charles E. Parker
Crew Sound Recordist
William Steinkamp
William Steinkamp
Sash Fisher
Sash Fisher
Additional Writing
Christopher Fry
Christopher Fry
Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson
S. N. Behrman
S. N. Behrman
Stunts
David Sharpe
David Sharpe
Mickey Gilbert
Mickey Gilbert
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
Eddie Jauregui
Eddie Jauregui
Tap Canutt
Tap Canutt
Special Effects
Umberto Dessena
Umberto Dessena
Doug Hubbard
Doug Hubbard
Visual Effects Visual Effects
A. Arnold Gillespie
A. Arnold Gillespie
R.A. MacDonald
R.A. MacDonald
Department Role Name

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