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  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • G
    212 min | Adventure, Drama
Ben-Hur (1959)
G
212 min | Adventure, Drama

After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend in 1st-century Jerusalem, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Director
William Wyler (directed by)
Writers
Lew Wallace (A Tale of Christ) (as General Lew Wallace) | Karl Tunberg (screen play by)
Producer
Sam Zimbalist (produced by)
Composer
Miklós Rózsa (music by) (as Miklos Rozsa)
Cinematographer
Robert Surtees (as Robert L. Surtees)
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Release date
Nov 18, 1959 (United States)

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Cast

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133 cast members
Name Known for
Charlton Heston
Judah Ben-Hur Judah Ben-Hur   See fewer
Jack Hawkins
Quintus Arrius Quintus Arrius   See fewer
Haya Harareet
Esther Esther   See fewer
Stephen Boyd
Messala Messala   See fewer
Hugh Griffith
Sheik Ilderim Sheik Ilderim   See fewer
Martha Scott
Miriam Miriam   See fewer
Sam Jaffe
Simonides Simonides   See fewer
Finlay Currie
Balthasar / Narrator Balthasar / Narrator   See fewer
Frank Thring
Pontius Pilate Pontius Pilate   See fewer
George Relph
Tiberius Caesar Tiberius Caesar   See fewer
André Morell
Sextus Sextus   See fewer
Umberto Alivernini
Officer Spectator at the Chariot Race (uncredited) Officer Spectator at the Chariot Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Armando Annuale
Witness at the Birth of Jesus (uncredited) Witness at the Birth of Jesus (uncredited)   See fewer
Artemio Antonini
Galley Guard (uncredited) Galley Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Nello Appodia
Oarsman (uncredited) Oarsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Fortunato Arena
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Bruno Ariè
Roman Officer (uncredited) Roman Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Les Ballets Africains
Dancers at Roman Banquet (uncredited) Dancers at Roman Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Emma Baron
Jewish Woman (uncredited) Jewish Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Ady Berber
Malluch (uncredited) Malluch (uncredited)   See fewer
Marina Berti
Flavia (uncredited) Flavia (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Billingsley
Mario (uncredited) Mario (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerry Brown
The Corinthian (uncredited) The Corinthian (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Brown
Chief of Rowers (uncredited) Chief of Rowers (uncredited)   See fewer
Lando Buzzanca
Jewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited) Jewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited)   See fewer
Alfio Caltabiano
Pirate (uncredited) Pirate (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Canutt
Sportsman (uncredited) Sportsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Otello Capanna
The Byzantine (uncredited) The Byzantine (uncredited)   See fewer
Emile Carrer
Rower No. 28 (uncredited) Rower No. 28 (uncredited)   See fewer
Angelo Casadei
Crucifixion March Spectator (uncredited) Crucifixion March Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Sergio Casadei
The Athenian (uncredited) The Athenian (uncredited)   See fewer
Francesco Casaretti
Judah's Stableman (uncredited) Judah's Stableman (uncredited)   See fewer
Aristide Catoni
Man Watching the Procession (uncredited) Man Watching the Procession (uncredited)   See fewer
Pietro Ceccarelli
Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited) Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited)   See fewer
Aldo Cecconi
Galley Guard (uncredited) Galley Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Franz Colangeli
Celebration Guest / Senator (uncredited) Celebration Guest / Senator (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Coleman
Metellus (uncredited) Metellus (uncredited)   See fewer
Livia Cordaro
Crucifixion March Spectator (uncredited) Crucifixion March Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Antonio Corevi
Senator (uncredited) Senator (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Cosmo
Raimondo (uncredited) Raimondo (uncredited)   See fewer
Alfredo Danesi
The Armenian (uncredited) The Armenian (uncredited)   See fewer
David Davies
Quaestor (uncredited) Quaestor (uncredited)   See fewer
Carmen de Hohenlohe
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Victor De La Fosse
Galley Officer (uncredited) Galley Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Vincenzo De Palo
Arab at the Chariot Race (uncredited) Arab at the Chariot Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Liana Del Balzo
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Consalvo Dell'Arti
Celebration Guest (uncredited) Celebration Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Gianni Di Segni
Galley Guard on Ship (uncredited) Galley Guard on Ship (uncredited)   See fewer
Mino Doro
Gratus (uncredited) Gratus (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Dugan
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
Franco Fantasia
Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus (uncredited) Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus (uncredited)   See fewer
Dino Fazio
Marcello (uncredited) Marcello (uncredited)   See fewer
Umberto Felici
Crucifixion Spectator (uncredited) Crucifixion Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Felleghy
Officer on rescue ship (uncredited) Officer on rescue ship (uncredited)   See fewer
Enzo Fiermonte
Galley Officer (uncredited) Galley Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Folkerson
Chariot Racer (uncredited) Chariot Racer (uncredited)   See fewer
Armando Fracassi
Arab at the Chariot Race (uncredited) Arab at the Chariot Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Giuliano Gemma
Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited) Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited)   See fewer
Oscar Giustini
Rower (uncredited) Rower (uncredited)   See fewer
John Glenn
Rower No. 42 (uncredited) Rower No. 42 (uncredited)   See fewer
José Greci
Mary (uncredited) Mary (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Hale
Gaspar (uncredited) Gaspar (uncredited)   See fewer
Claude Heater
Jesus - The Christ (uncredited) Jesus - The Christ (uncredited)   See fewer
Prince Hohenlohe
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
John Horsley
Spintho (uncredited) Spintho (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Juaregui
The Athenian (uncredited) The Athenian (uncredited)   See fewer
William Kiehl
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Duncan Lamont
Marius (uncredited) Marius (uncredited)   See fewer
Howard Lang
Hortator (uncredited) Hortator (uncredited)   See fewer
John Le Mesurier
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Tutte Lemkow
Leper (uncredited) Leper (uncredited)   See fewer
Cliff Lyons
The Lubian (uncredited) The Lubian (uncredited)   See fewer
Raimondo Magni
Soldier in the Bath House (uncredited) Soldier in the Bath House (uncredited)   See fewer
Ugo Mari
Noble Spectator at the Chariot Race (uncredited) Noble Spectator at the Chariot Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Luigi Marra
The Syrian (uncredited) The Syrian (uncredited)   See fewer
Ferdy Mayne
Captain of Rescue Ship (uncredited) Captain of Rescue Ship (uncredited)   See fewer
May McAvoy
Woman in Crowd (uncredited) Woman in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
Nona Medici
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Furio Meniconi
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Mario Meniconi
Crucifixion March Guard (uncredited) Crucifixion March Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Romano Milani
Nobleman at Quintus' Return to Rome (uncredited) Nobleman at Quintus' Return to Rome (uncredited)   See fewer
Tiberio Mitri
Roman at Bath (uncredited) Roman at Bath (uncredited)   See fewer
Terzo Monachesi
Noble Spectator at the Chariot Race (uncredited) Noble Spectator at the Chariot Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandro Mondini
Nobleman at Quintus' Return to Rome (uncredited) Nobleman at Quintus' Return to Rome (uncredited)   See fewer
Aldo Mozele
Barca (uncredited) Barca (uncredited)   See fewer
Spartaco Nale
Rower (uncredited) Rower (uncredited)   See fewer
Thomas O'Leary
Starter at Race (uncredited) Starter at Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Remington Olmsted
Decurion (uncredited) Decurion (uncredited)   See fewer
Laurence Payne
Joseph (uncredited) Joseph (uncredited)   See fewer
Osiride Pevarello
Jesus' Listener (uncredited) Jesus' Listener (uncredited)   See fewer
Renzo Pevarello
Pirate (uncredited) Pirate (uncredited)   See fewer
Aldo Pial
Cavalry Officer (uncredited) Cavalry Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Vladimiro Picciafuochi
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Aldo Pini
Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited) Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited)   See fewer
Ferdinando Poggi
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Diego Pozzetto
Villager (uncredited) Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
Prince Raimondo
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Isarco Ravaioli
Soldier at the Bath House (uncredited) Soldier at the Bath House (uncredited)   See fewer
Stella Rho
Amrah (uncredited) Amrah (uncredited)   See fewer
Edwin Richfield
Supplier to Leper Colony (uncredited) Supplier to Leper Colony (uncredited)   See fewer
Michele Righi
Nobleman at the Chariot Race (uncredited) Nobleman at the Chariot Race (uncredited)   See fewer
Mario Rivoltella
Undetermined Role (uncredited) Undetermined Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Hector Ross
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Emanuele Ruspoli
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Amerigo Santarelli
Rower (uncredited) Rower (uncredited)   See fewer
Gino Scotti
Spectator at the Birth of Jesus (uncredited) Spectator at the Birth of Jesus (uncredited)   See fewer
Pupita Lea Scuderoni
Spectator at the Crucifixion March (uncredited) Spectator at the Crucifixion March (uncredited)   See fewer
Attilio Severini
Horse Wrangler (uncredited) Horse Wrangler (uncredited)   See fewer
Maxwell Shaw
Rower No. 43 (uncredited) Rower No. 43 (uncredited)   See fewer
Noel Sheldon
Centurion (uncredited) Centurion (uncredited)   See fewer
Aldo Silvani
Man in Nazareth (uncredited) Man in Nazareth (uncredited)   See fewer
Umberto Silvestri
Guard on ship (uncredited) Guard on ship (uncredited)   See fewer
Reginald Lal Singh
Melchior (uncredited) Melchior (uncredited)   See fewer
Luigi Smith
Servant in Judah's Household (uncredited) Servant in Judah's Household (uncredited)   See fewer
Gianni Solaro
Galley Officer (uncredited) Galley Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Roberto Spiombi
Senator (uncredited) Senator (uncredited)   See fewer
John Stevenson Lang
Blind Man (uncredited) Blind Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Renato Terra
Jesus' Listener (uncredited) Jesus' Listener (uncredited)   See fewer
Alfred Thomas
Oarsman (uncredited) Oarsman (uncredited)   See fewer
Pietro Tordi
Pilate's Servant (uncredited) Pilate's Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
Giuseppe Tosi
Chariot Driver (uncredited) Chariot Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Truman
Aide to Tiberius (uncredited) Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)   See fewer
Giorgio Ubaldi
Rower (uncredited) Rower (uncredited)   See fewer
Raimondo Van Riel
Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Alfredo Varelli
Physician's Assistant (uncredited) Physician's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
Venantino Venantini
Palefrenier de la course de chars (uncredited) Palefrenier de la course de chars (uncredited)   See fewer
Dervis Ward
Jailer (uncredited) Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
Irina Wassilchikoff
Guest at Banquet (uncredited) Guest at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Yrigoyen
The Egyptian - Chariot Racer (uncredited) The Egyptian - Chariot Racer (uncredited)   See fewer
Nazzareno Zamperla
Roman Soldier with a Bow on Galley (uncredited) Roman Soldier with a Bow on Galley (uncredited)   See fewer
Rinaldo Zamperla
Pirate (uncredited) Pirate (uncredited)   See fewer
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