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Ben-Hur (1959)
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Call no.:
DVD 011 981
Title:
Ben-Hur
Alternate titles:
Ben Hur
William Wyler's presentation of Ben-Hur
Originally produced:
1959
Format:
DVD
Summary:
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Credits:
by General Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler.
Edition:
Special ed. ; Widescreen version.
Publication:
Burbank, Ca. : Warner Home Video, c2002.
Languages:
English or French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Details:
1 DVD (212 min.) : sound, color, double-silented
Studio(s):
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director(s):
Wyler, William
Screenwriter(s):
Tunberg, Karl
Producer(s):
Zimbalist, Sam
Cast:
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd.
Production:
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rozsa.
Notes:
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features: Feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston ; Ben-Hur : the making of an epic, behind-the-scenes documentary ; screen tests ; photo gallery ; interactive menus ; cast/director career highlights ; theatrical trailers ; scene access.
Subjects:
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 Film adaptations.
Jesus Christ Drama.
Bible. N.T. History of Biblical events Drama.
Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Religious films.
Film adaptations.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Genre: Religious films
Year: 1950s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: French
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Ben-Hur
Director: Wyler, William
Actor: Boyd, Stephen
Actor: Harareet, Haya
Actor: Hawkins, Jack
Actor: Heston, Charlton
Musical score composer: Rózsa, Miklós
Production studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes