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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
Title variation
William Wyler's Ben-Hur
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
NWK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • 1925 version: director, Fred Niblo ; written by Carey Wilson and June Mathis ; music by Carl Davis ; film editor, Lloyd Nosler
  • 1959 version: director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English or dubbed French or Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
  • Cast for 1925 version: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Leo White, Frank Currier, Charles Belcher, Dale Fuller, Winter Hall
  • Cast for 1959 version: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, Andre Morell
Runtime
724
Target audience
general
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
Copyright
Note
  • 1925 version is a silent film with intertitles and a new accompanying score composed by Carl Davis. Film was made in black and white with selected scenes tinted or in 2-colour Technicolor
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Special features the 1925 silent version of the film directed by Fred Niblo, commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score ; all-new feature-length documentary chronicling Charlton Heston's life while filming Ben-Hur, including home-movie footage from the Heston family ; 2005 documentary, Ben-Hur: the epic that changed cinema ; 1994 documentary Ben-Hur: the making of an epic ; screen tests ; newsreels
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 1) -- [Disc 2.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 2) -- [Disc 3] Special features
Control code
19497614
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray 50th anniversary ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (724 min.)
Isbn
9781419896408
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn754634886
  • (OCoLC)754634886
System details
Blu-ray, region 1, widescreen presentation ; NTSC ; DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
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
Copyright
Note
  • 1925 version is a silent film with intertitles and a new accompanying score composed by Carl Davis. Film was made in black and white with selected scenes tinted or in 2-colour Technicolor
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Special features the 1925 silent version of the film directed by Fred Niblo, commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score ; all-new feature-length documentary chronicling Charlton Heston's life while filming Ben-Hur, including home-movie footage from the Heston family ; 2005 documentary, Ben-Hur: the epic that changed cinema ; 1994 documentary Ben-Hur: the making of an epic ; screen tests ; newsreels
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Disc 1.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 1) -- [Disc 2.] Ben-Hur (1959 part 2) -- [Disc 3] Special features
Control code
19497614
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray 50th anniversary ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (724 min.)
Isbn
9781419896408
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn754634886
  • (OCoLC)754634886
System details
Blu-ray, region 1, widescreen presentation ; NTSC ; DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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