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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

Plot Keywords: jew / jewish, roman, prince, chariot race, jerusalem, israel, ancient rome, governor, politics, epic, friends, remake, revenge, galley, sea battle, galley slave, 1st century

DirectorWilliam Wyler
WritersHarold Michelson, Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg, Gore Vidal
Production CompanyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production CountryUnited States of America
Spoken LanguageEnglish

Alternate Titles

Бен-хур
Ben Hur
Μπεν Χουρ
בן חור
벤허
Бен-Гур
Ben Hur
Ben-Hur : En berättelse från Kristi tid
賓漢
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ