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The Resource Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler. The ten commandments / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler. The ten commandments / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Title
Ben-Hur
Title remainder
a tale of the Christ
Statement of responsibility
by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler. The ten commandments / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Title variation
Ten commandments
Contributor
Director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film producer
Performer
Producer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Ben-Hur: Judah Ben-Hur is a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ
  • The ten commandments: Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom
Member of
Awards note
  • Ben-Hur: Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Charlton Heston); Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; BestCostume Design, Color; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Sound
  • The ten commandments: Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton), 1957 Academy Awards (U.S.A.) ; Nominee, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, 1957 Academy Awards
  • The ten commandments: Named to the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress
Cataloging source
UPZ
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
  • Ben-Hur: director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza
  • The ten commandments: director of photography, Loyal Griggs; art direction, Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler, Albert Nozaki ; choreography, Leroy Prinz, Ruth Godfrey ; edited by Anne Bauchens ; music by Elmer Bernstein
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
  • Ben-Hur: English or dubbed French dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
  • The ten commandments: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) (2.0 surround), French (mono), Portuguese (mono) or Spanish (2.0 surround) dialogue; optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles ; closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B464876 2013
PerformerNote
  • Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
  • The ten commandments: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Marth Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine
Runtime
442
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler. The ten commandments / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc
  • "Double feature"--Container
  • "1956 feature" appears on disc label for The ten commandments
  • Ben-Hur: widescreen (2.76:1)
  • The ten commandments: widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Ben-Hur based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • The ten commandments: "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. Southon...in accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures" -- Opening credits
  • Ben-Hur originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • The ten commandments originally produced in 1956
  • Ben-Hur: special features include commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score
  • The ten commandments: special features include optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Wriiten in Stone": Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments ; Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ben-Hur. Part 1
  • (1959)
  • Ben-Hur. Part 2
  • (1959)
  • (222 min. total)
  • The ten commandments
  • (1956 feature) (220 min.)
Control code
5643276
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary edition, letterboxed widescreen presentation Ben-Hur.
Extent
4 videodiscs (442 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929322558
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
3000049377
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852909037
  • (OCoLC)852909037
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler. The ten commandments / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc
  • "Double feature"--Container
  • "1956 feature" appears on disc label for The ten commandments
  • Ben-Hur: widescreen (2.76:1)
  • The ten commandments: widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Ben-Hur based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • The ten commandments: "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. Southon...in accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures" -- Opening credits
  • Ben-Hur originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • The ten commandments originally produced in 1956
  • Ben-Hur: special features include commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score
  • The ten commandments: special features include optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Wriiten in Stone": Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments ; Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ben-Hur. Part 1
  • (1959)
  • Ben-Hur. Part 2
  • (1959)
  • (222 min. total)
  • The ten commandments
  • (1956 feature) (220 min.)
Control code
5643276
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary edition, letterboxed widescreen presentation Ben-Hur.
Extent
4 videodiscs (442 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929322558
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
3000049377
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852909037
  • (OCoLC)852909037
Video recording format
DVD

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