William Wyler (director)
Lew Wallace (novel)
Karl Tunberg (screenwriter)
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Hawkins (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1959. Vintage reference photograph of director William Wyler on the set of the 1959 film. Mimeo snipe on the verso.

Based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace. Jewish prince Ben-Hur is sent to prison at the behest of his childhood friend Messala as a result of a mishap during a Roman parade. Through sheer will, Ben-Hur endures hard labor and slavery in prison and, once released, vows revenge on Messala. The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, with a 15 million dollar budget and a massive, elaborate set. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards and winning 11, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Shot on location in Italy and California.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #156001]