Production Country : United States of America
Production Companies : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Status Movie : Released
IMDb URL : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052618
Movie Quality : 1080p
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Synopsis Ben-Hur (1959) : Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed via William Wyler, the 3rd film version of Civil War vet Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered at Loew's State Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1959. The movie's recognition as a vintage is essentially based on impressive motion sequences: the nice chariot race and a Roman naval battle, alongside with lavish manufacturing values and strong performances. The plot of Ben Hur revolves around a Jewish prince who is betrayed and despatched into slavery via a Roman good friend and how he regains his freedom and comes again for revenge. However, as an alternative he reveals redemption in Christ, the subject matter is finally about being saved in the Christian sense. The film went on to win a document of eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Charlton Heston as Ben Hur). This record-setting Oscars sweep has given that been equaled via Titanic in 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2004, however never broken.