Ben-Hur was a 1959 film directed by William Wyler, that starred Charlton Heston as the title character.

The film was a remake of a 1925 silent film with a similar title adapted from Lew Wallace‘s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

The film had the largest budget ($15.175 million) and the largest sets built, of any film produced at the time.

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