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Ben-Hur / Ben- Hur / Ben Hur


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  Ben-Hur  / Ben- Hur  / Ben Hur Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.59 /10
 
Starring
Charlton Heston , Haya Harareet, Jack Hawkins
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Directed by: William Wyler , action sequences by Andrew Marton
Written by: Karl Tunberg assisted by S.N. Behrman, Gore Vidal, Christopher Fry

 
 
 
Released: 1959
   
Genre: DRAMA
REMAKE
EPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 217
 
 


 
Charlton Heston bares his chest and his soul, as a persecuted Jew in the time of Christ.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Terminally turgid and tediously devout remake of the 1925 silent, but splendidly spectacular: worth watching for the chariot race, the sea battle and the kind of crowd scenes you don't often see any more. It swept the Oscars for its year.

“When I arrived for the filming of Ben Hur, all the sets had been built, including Charlton Heston.”

(Gore Vidal)


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