Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic movie directed by William Wyler, the third movie model of Civil Battle vet Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Story of the Christ. It premiered at Loew’s State Theatre in New York Metropolis on November 18, 1959. The film’s popularity as a basic is based on two spectacular motion sequences: the good chariot race and a Roman naval battle, together with lavish manufacturing values and powerful performances. The plot of Ben Hur revolves round a Jewish prince who’s betrayed and despatched into slavery by a Roman good friend and the way he regains his freedom and comes again for revenge. Nevertheless, as an alternative he finds redemption in Christ, the theme is in the end about being saved within the Christian sense. The movie went on to win a report of 11 Academy Awards, together with Greatest Image and Greatest Actor (Charlton Heston as Ben Hur). This record-setting Oscars sweep has since been equaled by Titanic in 1998 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2004, however by no means damaged.