German-Speaking Emigrés
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Title of the Film BEN-HUR
Alternative Titles BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST
English Titles  
Year of Release 1959
Country of Origin US
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 217
Length (in meters)  
Colour Colour
Genre Action, adventure
Based on/Source Novel by Lew Wallace
Production Companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Producer(s) Sam Zimbalist, William Wyler
Director William Wyler
Cast Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Ferdy Mayne
Literature American Cinematographer, October 1959
Variety, 18 November 1959
New York Times, 19 November 1959
Films in Review, December 1959
Times, 15 December 1959
Kine Weekly, 17 December 1959
Spectator, 18 December 1959
Punch, 30 December 1959
Picturegoer, 16 January 1960
Monthly Film Bulletin, February 1960
Film Culture, July 1962
Special notes Music: Miklos Rozsa
Orchestration: Eugene Zador
Second unit director: Andrew Marton
Design research: Ken Adam

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