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Ben-Hur (1959) Poster

(1959)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

William Wyler

Writing Credits  

Lew Wallace ... (novel) (as General Lew Wallace)
 
Karl Tunberg ... (screenplay)
 
Gore Vidal ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Maxwell Anderson ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
S.N. Behrman ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Christopher Fry ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Balthasar / Narrator
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Terence Longdon ...
George Relph ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Les Ballets Africains ...
Ady Berber ...
Malluch (uncredited)
Marina Berti ...
Flavia (uncredited)
Hugh Billingsley ...
Mario (uncredited)
Jerry Brown ...
The Corinthian (uncredited)
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Chief of Rowers (uncredited)
Lando Buzzanca ...
Jewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ...
Sportsman (uncredited)
Otello Capanna ...
The Byzantine (uncredited)
Emile Carrer ...
Rower No. 28 (uncredited)
Richard Coleman ...
Metellus (uncredited)
Antonio Corevi ...
Senator (uncredited)
Michael Cosmo ...
Raimondo (uncredited)
Alfredo Danesi ...
The Armenian (uncredited)
David Davies ...
Quaestor (uncredited)
Princess Carmen de Hohenlohe ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Victor De La Fosse ...
Galley Officer (uncredited)
Liana Del Balzo ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Mino Doro ...
Gratus (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia ...
Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus (uncredited)
Dino Fazio ...
Marcello (uncredited)
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Galley Officer (uncredited)
Giuliano Gemma ...
Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited)
John Glenn ...
Rower No. 42 (uncredited)
José Greci ...
Mary (uncredited)
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Gaspar (uncredited)
Claude Heater ...
Jesus - The Christ (uncredited)
Prince Hohenlohe ...
Guest at banquet (uncredited)
John Horsley ...
Spintho (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ...
The Athenian (uncredited)
Bill Kuehl ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Duncan Lamont ...
Marius (uncredited)
Howard Lang ...
Hortator (uncredited)
Stevenson Lang ...
Blind Man (uncredited)
Lord Layton ...
Good Thief on Cross (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Tutte Lemkow ...
Leper (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ...
The Lubian (uncredited)
Luigi Marra ...
The Syrian (uncredited)
Ferdy Mayne ...
Captain of Rescue Ship (uncredited)
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Woman in crowd (uncredited)
Nona Medici ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Tiberio Mitri ...
Roman at Bath (uncredited)
Aldo Mozele ...
Barca (uncredited)
Thomas O'Leary ...
Starter at Race (uncredited)
Remington Olmsted ...
Decurian (uncredited)
Laurence Payne ...
Joseph (uncredited)
Aldo Pial ...
Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Aldo Pini ...
Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited)
Diego Pozzetto ...
Villager (uncredited)
Prince Raimondo ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Stella Rho ...
Amrah (uncredited)
Edwin Richfield ...
Supplier to Leper Colony (uncredited)
Count Mario Rivoltella ...
Undetermined role (uncredited)
Hector Ross ...
Officer (uncredited)
Prince Emanuele Ruspoli ...
Guest at banquet (uncredited)
Maxwell Shaw ...
Rower No. 43 (uncredited)
Noel Sheldon ...
Centurion (uncredited)
Aldo Silvani ...
Man in Nazareth (uncredited)
Reginald Lal Singh ...
Melchior (uncredited)
Gianni Solaro ...
Galley Officer (uncredited)
Pietro Tordi ...
Pilate's Servant (uncredited)
Giuseppe Tosi ...
Chariot Driver (uncredited)
Ralph Truman ...
Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)
Raimondo Van Riel ...
Old Man (uncredited)
Dervis Ward ...
Jailer (uncredited)
Irina Wassilchikoff ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ...
The Egyptian - Chariot Racer (uncredited)
Nazzareno Zamperla ...
Roman Soldier with a Bow on Galley (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Sam Zimbalist ... producer
Sol C. Siegel ... executive producer (uncredited)
Joseph Vogel ... executive producer (uncredited)
William Wyler ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Miklós Rózsa ... (as Miklos Rozsa)

Cinematography by 

Robert Surtees ... director of photography (as Robert L. Surtees)

Film Editing by 

John D. Dunning ... film editor
Ralph E. Winters ... film editor
Margaret Booth ... (uncredited)

Casting By 

Irene Howard ... (uncredited)

Production Design by 

Vittorio Valentini ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by 

Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)
William A. Horning

Set Decoration by 

Hugh Hunt ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by 

Elizabeth Haffenden

Makeup Department 

Gabriella Borzelli ... hair styles
Charles E. Parker ... makeup (as Charles Parker)

Production Management 

Edward Woehler ... unit production manager
J.J. Cohn ... production manager (uncredited)
Dave Friedman ... production manager (uncredited)
Henry Henigson ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Gus Agosti ... assistant director
Yakima Canutt ... second unit director
Alberto Cardone ... assistant director
Andrew Marton ... second unit director
Sergio Leone ... second unit director (uncredited)
Mario Soldati ... second unit director (uncredited)
Richard Thorpe ... third unit director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Ken Adam ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... primary conceptual artist and production illustrator (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Italo Tomassi ... head scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Sash Fisher ... sound recordist
Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor
William Steinkamp ... sound recordist
Van Allen James ... co-supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Milo B. Lory ... special sound effects (uncredited)
Mauro Zambuto ... sound engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Umberto Dessena ... special effects (uncredited)
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

A. Arnold Gillespie ... special photographic effects
Robert R. Hoag ... special photographic effects
Lee LeBlanc ... special photographic effects
Robert MacDonald ... visual effects (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Matthew Yuricich ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bill Babcock ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brown ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ... stunt double: Charlton Heston (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ... stunt double: Stephen Boyd (uncredited)
Ian Yule ... stunts (uncredited)
Nazzareno Zamperla ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Piero Portalupi ... additional photography (as Pietro Portalupi)
Harold E. Wellman ... additional photography
Eric Carpenter ... still photographer (uncredited)
Nino DiGiovanni ... still photographer (uncredited)
Owen Marsh ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Meredith M. Nicholson ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Edward Phillips ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Piero Portalupi ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
John Schmitz ... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harold E. Wellman ... camera operator: third unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Jack Martell ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Joan Bridge ... color consultant: costumes
Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant: settings
Fredric Steinkamp ... associate editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Alex Alexander ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Gus Bivona ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
John T. Boudreau ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Manuel Compinsky ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Conrad Gozzo ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Oscar Doob ... publicist (uncredited)
Morgan Hudgins ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ralph McCutcheon ... horse trainer (uncredited)
Enzo Musumeci Greco ... master of arms (uncredited)
Glenn H. Randall Sr. ... horse trainer (uncredited)
Howard Strickling ... publicity director: MGM (uncredited)
Dan S. Terrell ... publicist (uncredited)
Mauro Zambuto ... set engineer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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