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: roman, prince, chariot race, jerusalem, governor, politics, epic, friends, remake, revenge, jewish, galley, sea battle, galley slave, 1st century

DirectorWilliam Wyler
WritersKarl Tunberg, Lew Wallace, Gore Vidal, Harold Michelson
Production CompanyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production CountriesItaly, Lebanon, Mexico, United States of America
Spoken LanguagesEnglish

Alternate Titles

Ben Hur
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Μπεν Χουρ
בן חור
Ben-Hur : En berättelse från Kristi tid
Ben Hur