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BEN HUR (1959)

BEN HUR <span>(1959)</span> artwork

BEN HUR (1959)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 213

Release dates 23/10/1995, 01/09/1995

Director(s) William Wyler

Cast includes 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, John Le Mesurier, Tutte Lemkow, Cliff Lyons, Aldo Silvani

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEN HUR is an epic drama in which a wealthy Jewish man is forced into slavery after the accidental death of a Roman official, but is determined to overcome his hardships to be reunited with his family.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of moderate violence, including a chariot race in which participants are trampled by horses or dragged through the sand, although no gory detail is shown. In the aftermath of the race, a character is seen with a bloodied face and body.

There are also scenes of slavery, including sight of blood around characters' wrists and ankles from their shackles, and characters being whipped by their overseers.

There is occasional sight of characters with physical deformities derived from leprosy.

Details

Title
BEN HUR
Also known as
BEN-HUR
Year
1959
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,MGM/UA Video Ltd,Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Classified date(s)
05/01/1996
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF004333

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