Winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (for Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur), and Best Director for William Wylera. Ben Hur is the story of a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey begins with the enslavement by the Romans, his subsequent release, an opportunity to avenge his enemy during a furious chariot race and a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is an EXCELLENT movie!!! I had NO idea how they were able to make this movie that long ago and no CGI help. They did a superb job. I had seen the movie originally but after so many years, I had forgotten a lot of the specific details. It was a pleasure to see it again. We wanted to see this version again before seeing the 2016 version of the film I think the new film will have a hard time competing with the charm and grandeur of the original film making and actors.