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Ben-Hur

Author: Charlton HestonWilliam WylerSam ZimbalistKarl TunbergJack HawkinsAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Home Video, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Jewish nobleman Judah Ben-Hur opposes the Roman tyranny in the times of Christ, and through his opposition brings tragedy to himself and his family. Follows his descent to slavery, back into the ruling class through finding favor with the master of a ship on which he was a slave. Culminates with the famous chariot race and the death of Christ.
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charlton Heston; William Wyler; Sam Zimbalist; Karl Tunberg; Jack Hawkins; Haya Harareet; Stephen Boyd; Hugh Griffith; Martha Scott; Cathy O'Donnell; Sam Jaffe; Lew Wallace; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
OCLC Number: 646510588
Notes: Double sided dual layer format.
Originally produced as as motion picture in 1959.
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; art directors, William A. Horning and Edward Carfagno ; costumes designed by Elizabeth Haffenden ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; recording supervisor, Franklin Milton ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
Special features: Scene access, interactive menus. Side A: Feature length audio commentary. Side B: Behind the scenes documentary, feature length audio commentary, on-the-set photo gallery, screen tests of the final and near final cast, trailer.
Credits: Directed by William Wyler ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Cast: Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Sam Jaffe.
Description: 1 videodisc (214 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Side A: Overture; feature film (1st half) --
side B. Entr'acte; feature film (2nd half) ; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic.
Responsibility: presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; director, William Wyler ; producer, Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg.

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Jewish nobleman Judah Ben-Hur opposes the Roman tyranny in the times of Christ, and through his opposition brings tragedy to himself and his family. Follows his descent to slavery, back into the ruling class through finding favor with the master of a ship on which he was a slave. Culminates with the famous chariot race and the death of Christ.

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