Ben-Hur Movie Review 1926

Information and Film Reviews for Ben-Hur the Movie

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Second film version of the renowned story of Jewish and Christian divisiveness in the time of Jesus. Battle scenes and chariot races still look good, in spite of age. Problems lingered on the set and at a cost of over $4,000,000 it was the most expensive film of its time and took years to finish. A hit at the boxoffice, it still stands as the all-time silent classic. In 1931, a shortened version was released. Based on the novel by Lewis Wallace.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 148 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Religious Epics, Silent Films, Big Battles, Rome--Ancient, 4 Bones
Cast
Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Ferdinand P. Earle
Cinematography
Clyde De Vinna
Director
Fred Niblo
Producer
MGM

Awards

Natl. Film Reg. 1997.

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