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- AKA: Ben Hur, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, William Wyler's Ben-Hur, Μπεν Χουρ, Бен-Гур, Бен-хур
- Country: USA
- IMDB Rating: 8.1
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, History
- Release: 1960-01-29
- Director: William Wyler
- Writers: Lew Wallace (novel) , Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
- Language: English
- Stars: Charlton Heston , Jack Hawkins , Haya Harareet , Stephen Boyd
- Runtime: 212 min
- Awards: Won 11 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 13 nominations.
- Plot: Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.