Ben-Hur 1959
Title: Ben-Hur
Release year: 1959
Country: United States

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.

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“Ben-Hur” is a 1959 epic historical drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston in the title role. It is based on the 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” by Lew Wallace. The film won a record-breaking 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Heston.

The movie tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur, a wealthy Jewish prince living in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus Christ. After being falsely accused of a crime and sent to slavery, Ben-Hur seeks revenge against his childhood friend and Roman officer, Messala. However, he is eventually transformed by his encounters with Jesus Christ and becomes a champion of peace and forgiveness.

The film is visually stunning, with epic chariot races and breathtaking action sequences. The acting is also excellent, with Charlton Heston giving a memorable and powerful performance as Ben-Hur. The movie’s themes of revenge, redemption, and forgiveness are still relevant and impactful today.

Overall, “Ben-Hur” is a classic and timeless movie that has stood the test of time. It is a must-see for anyone interested in epic historical dramas or classic cinema.

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Director: William Wyler
Actor: Ady Berber,Aldo Cecconi,Aldo Mozele,Aldo Pial,Aldo Pini,Aldo Silvani,Alfio Caltabiano,Alfred Thomas,Alfredo Danesi,Alfredo Varelli,Amerigo Santarelli,André Morell,Angelo Casadei,Antonio Corevi,Aristide Catoni,Armando Annuale,Armando Fracassi,Artemio Antonini,Attilio Severini,Bob Folkerson,Bruno Ariè,Carmen de Hohenlohe,Cathy O'Donnell,Charlton Heston,Claude Heater,Cliff Lyons,Consalvo Dell'Arti,David Davies,Dervis Ward,Diego Pozzetto,Dino Fazio,Duncan Lamont,Eddie Juaregui,Edwin Richfield,Emanuele Ruspoli,Emile Carrer,Emma Baron,Enzo Fiermonte,Ferdinando Poggi,Ferdy Mayne,Finlay Currie,Fortunato Arena,Francesco Casaretti,Franco Fantasia,Frank Thring,Franz Colangeli,Furio Meniconi,George Relph,Gianni Di Segni,Gianni Solaro,Gino Scotti,Giorgio Ubaldi,Giuliano Gemma,Giuseppe Tosi,Haya Harareet,Hector Ross,Howard Lang,Hugh Billingsley,Hugh Griffith,Irina Wassilchikoff,Isarco Ravaioli,Jack Hawkins,Jerry Brown,Joe Canutt,Joe Yrigoyen,John Glenn,John Horsley,John Le Mesurier,John Stevenson Lang,José Greci,Lando Buzzanca,Laurence Payne,Les Ballets Africains,Liana Del Balzo,Livia Cordaro,Luigi Marra,Luigi Smith,Marina Berti,Mario Meniconi,Mario Rivoltella,Martha Scott,Maxwell Shaw,May McAvoy,Michael Cosmo,Michael Dugan,Michele Righi,Mino Doro,Nazzareno Zamperla,Nello Appodia,Noel Sheldon,Nona Medici,Oscar Giustini,Osiride Pevarello,Otello Capanna,Pietro Ceccarelli,Pietro Tordi,Prince Hohenlohe,Prince Raimondo,Pupita Lea Scuderoni,Raimondo Magni,Raimondo Van Riel,Ralph Truman,Reginald Lal Singh,Remington Olmsted,Renato Terra,Renzo Pevarello,Richard Coleman,Richard Hale,Rinaldo Zamperla,Robert Brown,Roberto Spiombi,Romano Milani,Sam Jaffe,Sandro Mondini,Sergio Casadei,Spartaco Nale,Stella Rho,Stephen Boyd,Terence Longdon,Terzo Monachesi,Thomas O'Leary,Tiberio Mitri,Tom Felleghy,Tutte Lemkow,Ugo Mari,Umberto Alivernini,Umberto Felici,Umberto Silvestri,Venantino Venantini,Victor De La Fosse,Vincenzo De Palo,Vladimiro Picciafuochi,William Kiehl