The epic historical drama film Ben-Hur was directed by William Wyler,
produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and stars Charlton
, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith and Haya Harareet. It
is a remake of the 1925 silent film with the same name. The movie had the
largest budget ($15.175 million) as well as the largest sets built of any film
produced at the time.

Ben-Hur #8 (Wyler) (#29)
Ben-Hur was photographed using MGM’s 65mm anamorphic
widescreen format, Camera 65 shown above with director
William Wyler.

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  1. J. Cool, staff reporter says:

    Cool here, trying to clear up this Ben-Hur thing.

    BOSS: Hey Cool, did you see Ben-Hur yet? COOL: Ben who Boss?
    BOSS: Ben-Hur! COOL: Ben Her? BOSS: Yes, Ben-Hur!
    COOL: Sounds more like a him to me! Ben is a guys name. Shouldn’t it be Ben Him? BOSS: No Cool! It’s not him! It’s Hur! Ben-Hur!
    COOL: That’s too weird Boss! How could a him be a her……………unless……………
    BOSS: No! No! Cool, Ben-Hur is that new movie that just came out!
    COOL: Came out? Now we’re back to that him-her thing again!
    BOSS: Never mind Cool. Why don’t you go to lunch!
    COOL: Okay Boss, thanks! I’ll HURry back. I’d like to get out of here a little early tonight. There’s a new Charlton Heston movie that just came out (hehe!) and I’d like to get there while the popcorn is still fresh!

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