Ben-Hur (1959)

Nov 18, 1959 222 min Watch Trailer

overview : In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. Three years later and freed by a grateful Roman galley commander whom he has rescued from drowning, he becomes an expert charioteer for Rome, all the while plotting to return to Judea, find and rescue his family, and avenge himself on his former friend. All the while, the form and work of Jesus move in the background of his life...
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CAST

Charlton HestonJudah Ben-Hur
Haya HarareetEsther
Stephen BoydMessala
Martha ScottMiriam
Cathy O'DonnellTirzah
Jack HawkinsQuintus Arrius
Sam JaffeSimonides
Hugh GriffithScheich Ildirim
Finlay CurrieBalthasar
Frank ThringPontius Pilatus
George RelphTiberius Caesar
André MorellSextus
Terence LongdonDrusus
Ady BerberMalluch
Lando BuzzancaJewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited)
Giuliano GemmaRoman Officer with Messala (uncredited)

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