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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

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

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
Contributor
Actor
Director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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
Awards note
  • Winner, Academy Awards USA, 1960: Best Picture (Sam Zimbalist) ; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charlton Heston) ; Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Griffith) ; Best Director (William Wyler) ; Best Cinematography, Color (Robert Surtees) ; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (William A. Horning, Edward C. Carfagno, Hugh Hunt) ; Best Costume Design, Color (Elizabeth Haffenden) ; Best Sound (Franklin Milton) ; Best Film Editing (Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning) ; Best Effects, Special Effects (A. Arnold Gillespie, R.A. MacDonald, Milo B. Lory) ; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Miklós Rózsa).
  • Winner, Golden Globes USA, 1960: Best Motion Picture-Drama ; Best Director (William Wyler) ; Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Boyd) ; Special Achievement Award (Andrew Marton).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
  • Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
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Credits note
  • Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza
  • Chariot race directed by Andrew Marton and staged by stunt expert, Yakima Canutt
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1995.9.H5
LC item number
  • .B464876 2011
  • B46 2011
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1916-1991
  • 1931-1977
  • 1912-1980
  • 1914-2003
  • 1925-1970
  • 1891-1984
  • 1907-1995
  • 1827-1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Zimbalist, Sam
  • Tunberg, Karl
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Surtees, Robert
  • Winters, Ralph E.
  • Dunning, John D.
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Rózsa, Miklós
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
222
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Slaves
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Rome
  • Jesus Christ
  • Wallace, Lew
  • History of Biblical events
  • Slaves
  • Italy
  • Middle East
  • Rome (Empire)
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Special features include commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn741798420
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 12 cm.
  • other
Edition
50th anniversary ed., letterboxed widescreen presentation.
Extent
2 videodiscs (222 min.)
Isbn
9780780673465
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929178261
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2000051430
  • 2000051431
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
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
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Special features include commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn741798420
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 12 cm.
  • other
Edition
50th anniversary ed., letterboxed widescreen presentation.
Extent
2 videodiscs (222 min.)
Isbn
9780780673465
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929178261
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2000051430
  • 2000051431
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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