Ben-Hur (1959)

The Chariot Race

Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) wins the race while Messala (Stephen Boyd) is left bleeding in the dust.

Directed by William Wyler.

Released in 1959 by Warner Bros..

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  • primary-genre: Classics
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  • mood: Exciting
  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Horse
  • prop: Whip
  • setting: Racetrack
  • theme: Success
  • theme: Survival
  • theme: Rivalry
  • theme: Competition
  • actor: Charlton Heston
  • actor: Hugh Griffith
  • actor: Frank Thring
  • actor: Stephen Boyd
  • director: William Wyler
  • producer: J.J. Cohn
  • producer: William Wyler
  • producer: Sol C. Siegel
  • producer: Sam Zimbalist
  • producer: Joseph Vogel
  • cinematographer: Robert Surtees
  • composer: Miklós Rózsa
  • editor: Margaret Booth
  • editor: John D. Dunning
  • editor: Ralph E. Winters
  • costume-designer: Elizabeth Haffenden
  • production-designer: Vittorio Valentini
  • role-name: Judah Ben-Hur
  • role-name: Sheik Ilderim
  • role-name: Pontius Pilate
  • role-name: Messala
  • screenwriter: Karl Tunberg
  • screenwriter: Lew Wallace
  • year: 1959
  • studio: Warner Bros.