The third film version of the Lew Wallace classic stars Heston in the role of a Palestinian Jew battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. Won a record 11 Oscars. The breathtaking chariot race is still one of the best screen races today. Perhaps one of the greatest pictures of all time. Also available in letterbox format.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 212 minutes.
Oscars 1959: Actor (Heston), Art Dir./Set Dec., Color, Color Cinematog., Costume Des. (C), Director (Wyler), Film Editing, Picture, Sound, Support. Actor (Griffith), Orig. Dramatic Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1959: Film; Directors Guild 1959: Director (Wyler); Golden Globes 1960: Director (Wyler), Film--Drama, Support. Actor (Boyd), Natl. Film Reg. 2004;; N.Y. Film Critics 1959: Film.
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