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The Resource Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation, (videorecording)

Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation, (videorecording)

Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Title
Ben-Hur
Title remainder
a tale of the Christ
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation
Title variation
Tale of the Christ
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925)
  • Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
  • Produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler. Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ / director, Fred Niblo; adaptation, June Mathis ; scenario by Carey Wilson
  • [1959] Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; art director, Edward Carfagno, William A. Horning ; editors, John D. Dunning, Ralph E. Winters ; music, Miklós Rózsa ; costume designer, Elizabeth Haffenden
  • [1925] Photography, Rene Guissart, Karl Struss, Percy Hilburn, Clyde DeVinna
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
Language note
  • English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles (1959 feature film only)
  • Silent film with English intertitles and musical accompaniment
PerformerNote
  • [1959] Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell
  • [1925] Ramon Novarro, Betty Bronson, May McAvoy, Francis X. Bushman, Carmel Meyers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1928-1977
  • 1914-2003
  • 1925-1970
  • 1891-1984
  • 1874-1948
  • 1892-1927
  • 1827-1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Zimbalist, Sam
  • Tunberg, Karl
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Winters, Ralph E
  • Niblo, Fred
  • Mathis, June
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Thames Television, ltd
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Home Video
Runtime
222
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Slaves
  • Chariot racing
  • Male friendship
  • Revenge
  • Religious films
  • Historical films
  • Feature films
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Rome
  • Holy Roman Empire
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion pictures in 1925 and 1959
  • Silent black and white version was presented by Thames Television and Turner Entertainment as part of the Channel 4 (Great Britain) television series, Thames Silents. It had a new orchestral score by Carl Davis, and shown in black and white with original tints and technicolor sequences restored. The restoration was produced by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([32 p.] : col. ; 18 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Disc 1. and 2: 1959 feature film (212 min) -- disc 3. 1925 silent feature film (116 min.) -- disc 4: Bonus materials
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Four-disc collector's ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 328 min.)
Isbn
9781419810794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569675353
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
67535
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00099377
  • 661997
System details
DVD ; Region 1, widescreen (2.76:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentations, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; dual layer
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion pictures in 1925 and 1959
  • Silent black and white version was presented by Thames Television and Turner Entertainment as part of the Channel 4 (Great Britain) television series, Thames Silents. It had a new orchestral score by Carl Davis, and shown in black and white with original tints and technicolor sequences restored. The restoration was produced by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([32 p.] : col. ; 18 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Disc 1. and 2: 1959 feature film (212 min) -- disc 3. 1925 silent feature film (116 min.) -- disc 4: Bonus materials
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Four-disc collector's ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 328 min.)
Isbn
9781419810794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569675353
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
67535
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00099377
  • 661997
System details
DVD ; Region 1, widescreen (2.76:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentations, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; dual layer
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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