Ben-Hur starring Charlton Heston Movie Poster
A fine art Print of the Ben-Hur Movie Poster starring Charlton Heston for sale by Brandywine General Store. This epic film was produced by MGM in 1959 and is the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time, only trailing Gone With the Wind. It won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, it cost 15.9 million to make, which at the time was the record for cost of a movie, but the studio made this money back very quickly. The 9 minute chariot race is thought by some to be among the best scene ever made in a movie. The poster says "The Entertainment Experience of a lifetime - Metro Goldwyn Mayer Presents A tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace. Ben-Hur. Directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd in Technicolor and filmed in Camera 65." Charlton Heston stars as a rich Jewish nobleman who lives during the time of Jesus Christ who is turned into a slave by the Romans and his best friend after a freak accident hurts the governor. Now he mans an oar in a ship's galley and his family is imprisoned. Years pass and now Heston is after the former childhood friend, a Roman, that turned against him and turned him into a slave. Picture #55 an archival premium quality movie poster print by Brandywine General Store.