Ben-Hur 60th Anniversary (1959) presented by TCM

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Release Date: April 14, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Fathom Events, TCM and Warner Bros. presents Ben-Hur returning to select theaters for a special 60th anniversary event! Experience the visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama of this record-setting winner of 11 Academy Awards® including Best Picture.

Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to his Best Actor Oscar®-winning role of Judah Ben-Hur, 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.

This event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies!

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  • 5 stars "Even at 3hr45min, still a great movie. thank God they had intermission; I really had to go & resolve a nature call ! All I could remember from 60 years ago was the chariot race; it was the talk of the town .Even today.It is fantastic filming . Another important aspect was the Jesus/Miracle segment. Very Moving. Heavens to bid I should mention Jesus. The Left & 1 star idiots will crucify me. Where are they; I kind of miss them."
  • 5 stars "This is a fabulous movie, the story, acting, director. I still want to know how in 1959 they filmed the chariot scene?? No CGI going on there! It was a technical accomplishment!!!"
  • 5 stars "Absolutely love this movie. I have watched this every year since I was a little girl."
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