Ben-Hur (1959)

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Charlton Heston, Hugh Griffith, Stephen Boyd and Martha Scott

The epic of all biblical epics, Ben-Hur tells the story of Christ with conviction and authority and is at times thrilling, moving and melancholy. Watch for the daring and fast-paced chariot race, which was choreographed so realistically that it left one stuntman dead. The film won a record 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Cinematography.

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