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Ben-Hur / by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler ; screenplay by Karl Tunberg.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library DVD 1959 (Text) 36446002019167 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780683617
  • ISBN: 9780780673465
  • ISBN: 0780673468
  • Physical Description: 2 digital videodiscs (approximately 222 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Fiftieth anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Home Video, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features include: commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza.
Participant or Performer Note:
Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
Summary, etc.:
"Judah Ben-Hur [is] a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note:
Region 1, NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Languages: English or French ; subtitles: English, French or Spanish.
Some copies have closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
Winner of 11 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Subject: Jesus Christ > Drama.
Bible. New Testament > History of Biblical events > Drama.
Slaves > Italy > Rome > Drama.
Judaea (Region) > Drama.
Rome > History > Tiberius, 14-37 > Drama.
Bible films.
Epic films.
Historical films.
Christian films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topic Heading: Classic films.
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