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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Charlton Heston
Jack Hawkins
Haya Harareet
Stephen Boyd
Directors
William Wyler
Screenwriters
Karl Tunberg
Running Time
217 minutes

Ben-Hur
Another barnstorming Biblical epic, with Chuck Heston.


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Plot
Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur is betrayed by his childhood pal, who gets him thrown in the galleys. He escapes, gets adopted by a Roman captain and returns to confront his betrayer.


Verdict
William Wyler's magnificant epic arrives with an informative documentary but not much else to recommend the extras.


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