Ben-Hur (1959)




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Title: Ben-Hur
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Year: 1959
Directed by: William Wyler
Writer: Lew Wallace (novel), Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
Language: English
Runtime: 212 min
Country: USA

Cast
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd

Synopsis
Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.

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