Ben-Hur (3/10) Movie CLIP – The Chariot Race (1959) HD

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CLIP DESCRIPTION:
Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) wins the race while Messala (Stephen Boyd) is left bleeding in the dust.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
This 1959 version of Lew Wallace’s best-selling novel, which had already seen screen versions in 1907 and 1926, went on to win 11 Academy Awards. Adapted by Karl Tunberg and a raft of uncredited writers including Gore Vidal and Maxwell Anderson, the film once more recounts the tale of Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), who lives in Judea with his family during the time that Jesus Christ was becoming known for his “radical” teachings. Ben-Hur’s childhood friend Messala (Stephen Boyd) is now an ambitious Roman tribune; when Ben-Hur refuses to help Messala round up local dissidents on behalf of the emperor, Messala pounces on the first opportunity to exact revenge on his onetime friend. Tried on a trumped-up charge of attempting to kill the provincial governor (whose head was accidentally hit by a falling tile), Ben-Hur is condemned to the Roman galleys, while his mother (Martha Scott) and sister (Cathy O’Donnell) are imprisoned. But during a sea battle, Ben-Hur saves the life of commander Quintus Arrius (Jack Hawkins), who, in gratitude, adopts Ben-Hur as his son and gives him full control over his stable of racing horses. Ben-Hur never gives up trying to find his family or exact revenge on Messala. At crucial junctures in his life, he also crosses the path of Jesus, and each time he benefits from it. The highlight of the film’s 212 minutes is its now-legendary chariot race, staged largely by stunt expert Yakima Canutt. Ben-Hur’s Oscar haul included Best Picture, Best Director for the legendary William Wyler, Best Actor for Heston, and Best Supporting Actor for Welsh actor Hugh Griffith as an Arab sheik.

CREDITS:
TM & © Warner Bros. (1959)
Cast: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Frank Thring
Director: William Wyler
Producers: Sam Zimbalist, Sol C. Siegel, Joseph Vogel, William Wyler
Screenwriters: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg, Gore Vidal, Maxwell Anderson, Christopher Fry, S.N. Behrman

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27 Comments
  1. Edison Rivera Villamizar says

    bellos recuerdos me trae esta pelicula me la vi en 1981 en paipa boyaca

  2. Victor Jonatan Mamani Tito says

    That is why it won 11 oscars!!

  3. nugget dinner says

    No unnecessary dialogue, music, or reaction shots from the crowd. Less is more.

  4. Alberto Zanella Guzman says

    Le rompieron su madre a Messalâ por pasado de sabroso grande Chartlon Heston un actor cientos de veces histórico

  5. Geoff Laidler says

    Thank you for that chariot scene in Ben Hur.It was an absolute masterpiece ! JustAMAZING. I can't express my feelings in words !! Thank you so much !!!

  6. Rusty Koehler says

    The metal blades on the axles classic scene. Grease did this with cars.

  7. Arthur Furniss says

    Now this is pod racing

  8. Lucian Daniel says

    Why they used to hate horses so bad?!

  9. Ollie P 123 says

    Where’s the red car. I can’t find it, can someone put a time bar in the comment to tell me where it is

  10. David New says

    Winner of eleven academy awards. Original Soundtrack composed by Miklos Rozsa.

  11. BRAYNER TV says

    Sin efectos especiales de ultima tecnología y como emocionaba esta escena. Increíble 3:00 muy real.

  12. Jhonny Pinargote says

    Sus hermanos romanos acudieron en ayuda de mesala en su momento final mientras el pueblo oprimido vitoreaba a su campeon

  13. Abdullah Jawed says

    I learned that during this scene of movie making, 3 people got injured to death, the one in guard …because of uncontrolleable of horses…? is this true

  14. Artorius Picasso says

    This race Is absolutely épic!!!

  15. 박영희 says

    I liked this moved

  16. Ryo says

    Still it doesn't match that scene from that marvel movie, the one where they are sitting talking about what they are going to do in the next movie

  17. antondolin says

    Try and watch the silent version with Ramon Navarro with Michael Jackson's music. Just as exciting and lots of action.

  18. 福島栄一 says

    神わ、舞降りた❗、

  19. Peter Rebadomia says

    Let's make one thing clear here, okay: NO HORSES DIED IN THE MAKING OF BEN-HUR. They were well-taken care of, and the shooting day was shortened so that they wouldn't get heatstroke.

  20. Chander Bhan says

    I am so enamoured of

  21. Imran Hossain says

    I love CHARLTON HESTONI love his historical movies including BEN-HUR and THE TEN COMMANDMENTSsuggest me some more please

  22. A Ali says

    Excellent Movie

  23. Ellen Rosenblatt says

    Oy vey, those poor horsies. Fortunately, no horsies died in the making of this movie. However, 2 stunt men did die, but not in vain: Ben Hur went on to sweep the Oscars that year, they sacrificed their lives for the good of the Oscars. Hail Caesar!, er, I mean Benjamin Hur!

  24. PMA Judge says

    THE GREATEST CHARIOT RACE EVER !!!!!!! THANKS for the up- load!!!!

  25. Ella Hill Smythe says

    This is when movies were worth watching, not like the mind-numbing stupidity of CGI enhanced garbage like the Marvel movie franchise, etc, etc, etc of today.

  26. Michael Wray says

    😎🇺🇸👊

  27. wolverinefangowings says

    Can we take a minute to appreciate how beautiful those horses are?

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