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Ben-Hur (1959)

G
212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Writers
Lew Wallace (novel) (as General Lew Wallace) | Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
Composer
Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)
Cinematographer
Robert Surtees (as Robert L. Surtees)
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$ 15,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 74,000,000
Gross (World)
$ 74,005,016
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Release date
Nov 18, 1959 (United States)

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Esther Esther   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 196,109 votes