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The Resource Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)

Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Title
Ben-Hur
Title remainder
a tale of the Christ
Statement of responsibility
by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler
Title variation
William Wyler's Ben-Hur
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Judah Ben-Hur [is] a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ"--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
NWK
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
  • Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925)
Credits note
  • 1925 version: director, Fred Niblo ; written by Carey Wilson and June Mathis ; music by Carl Davis ; film editor, Lloyd Nosler
  • 1959 version: director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English or dubbed French or Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
  • Cast for 1925 version: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Leo White, Frank Currier, Charles Belcher, Dale Fuller, Winter Hall
  • Cast for 1959 version: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, Andre Morell
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  • 1874-1948
  • 1889-1962
  • 1892-1927
  • 1936-
  • 1902-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1916-1991
  • 1907-1995
  • 1931-1977
  • 1912-1980
  • 1914-2003
  • 1925-1970
  • 1891-1984
  • 1878-1968
  • 1926-1994
  • 1922-2011
  • 1888-1960
  • 1909-1978
  • 1899-1968
  • 1883-1966
  • 1901-1984
  • 1906-1971
  • 1877-1966
  • 1903-1954
  • 1899-1980
  • 1878-1948
  • 1880-1956
  • 1882-1948
  • 1857-1928
  • 1872-1943
  • 1878-1947
  • 1827-1905
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  • Niblo, Fred
  • Wilson, Carey
  • Mathis, June
  • Davis, Carl
  • Wyler, William
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Surtees, Robert
  • Winters, Ralph E
  • Dunning, John D.
  • Rózsa, Miklós
  • Zimbalist, Sam
  • Tunberg, Karl
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Currie, Finlay
  • Thring, Frank
  • Longdon, Terence
  • Relph, George
  • Morell, André
  • Novarro, Ramon
  • Bushman, Francis X.
  • McAvoy, May
  • Bronson, Betty
  • McDowell, Clare
  • Key, Kathleen
  • Myers, Carmel
  • De Brulier, Nigel
  • Lewis, Mitchell
  • White, Leo
  • Currier, Frank
  • Belcher, Charles
  • Fuller, Dale
  • Hall, Winter
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
724
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  • Film adaptations
  • Slaves
  • Jesus Christ
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Rome
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 1925 version is a silent film with intertitles and a new accompanying score composed by Carl Davis. Film was made in black and white with selected scenes tinted or in 2-colour Technicolor
  • Includes a 64-page book with photos and newspaper facsimiles and an 128-page hardcover replica of Charlton Heston's Ben-Hur diaries
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Special features the 1925 silent version of the film directed by Fred Niblo, commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score ; all-new feature-length documentary chronicling Charlton Heston's life while filming Ben-Hur, including home-movie footage from the Heston family ; 2005 documentary, Ben-Hur: the epic that changed cinema ; 1994 documentary Ben-Hur: the making of an epic ; screen tests ; newsreels
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
[Disc 1.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 1) -- [Disc 2.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 2) -- [Disc 3] Special features
Control code
ocn754634886
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (724 min.)
Isbn
9781419896408
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)754634886
System details
Blu-ray, region 1, widescreen presentation ; NTSC ; DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 1925 version is a silent film with intertitles and a new accompanying score composed by Carl Davis. Film was made in black and white with selected scenes tinted or in 2-colour Technicolor
  • Includes a 64-page book with photos and newspaper facsimiles and an 128-page hardcover replica of Charlton Heston's Ben-Hur diaries
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Special features the 1925 silent version of the film directed by Fred Niblo, commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score ; all-new feature-length documentary chronicling Charlton Heston's life while filming Ben-Hur, including home-movie footage from the Heston family ; 2005 documentary, Ben-Hur: the epic that changed cinema ; 1994 documentary Ben-Hur: the making of an epic ; screen tests ; newsreels
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
[Disc 1.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 1) -- [Disc 2.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 2) -- [Disc 3] Special features
Control code
ocn754634886
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (724 min.)
Isbn
9781419896408
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)754634886
System details
Blu-ray, region 1, widescreen presentation ; NTSC ; DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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