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The Resource Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler

Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler

Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Title
Ben-Hur
Title remainder
a tale of the Christ
Statement of responsibility
by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler
Title variation
William Wyler's presentation of
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Presenter
Producer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
Summary
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
Member of
Is part of
Awards note
  • National Film Registry selection, 2004
  • Academy Award winner, 1959: Best Picture ; Best Director (Wyler) ; Best Actor (Heston) ; Best Supporting Actor (Griffith) ; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color ; Best Cinematography, Color ; Best Costume Design, Color ; Best Effects, Special Effects ; Best Film Editing ; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture ; Best Sound.
Cataloging source
HQB
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rozsa
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English (5.1 surround) or French (surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-2021
  • 1931-1977
  • 1912-1980
  • 1914-2003
  • 1925-1970
  • 1891-1984
  • 1827-1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Zimbalist, Sam
  • Tunberg, Karl
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
212
Series statement
Warner Bros. classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Jesus Christ
  • Slaves
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Rome
  • Jesus Christ
  • Wallace, Lew
  • History of Biblical events
  • Slaves
  • Italy
  • Middle East
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Slaves
  • Jesus Christ
  • Rome
  • Closed caption video recordings
  • Video
  • DVD
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Double sided disc must be flipped halfway through
  • Special features: Side A: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; side B: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic (behind-the-scenes documentary) ; screen tests ; photo gallery; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Feature film (part 1) -- side B. Feature film (part 2) ; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic
Control code
46453041
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (212 min.)
Isbn
9780790758459
Lccn
2020600304
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569550629
  • 00012569550629
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ingram
Publisher number
65506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)46453041
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc; dual-layer format (DVD-18); widescreen format; Dolby Surround 5.1; Dolby Surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Double sided disc must be flipped halfway through
  • Special features: Side A: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; side B: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic (behind-the-scenes documentary) ; screen tests ; photo gallery; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Feature film (part 1) -- side B. Feature film (part 2) ; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic
Control code
46453041
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (212 min.)
Isbn
9780790758459
Lccn
2020600304
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569550629
  • 00012569550629
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ingram
Publisher number
65506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)46453041
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc; dual-layer format (DVD-18); widescreen format; Dolby Surround 5.1; Dolby Surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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