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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  

Charlton Heston ... Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins ... Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet ... Esther
Stephen Boyd ... Messala
Hugh Griffith ... Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott ... Miriam
Cathy O'Donnell ... Tirzah
Sam Jaffe ... Simonides
Finlay Currie ... Balthasar / Narrator
Frank Thring ... Pontius Pilate
Terence Longdon ... Drusus
George Relph George Relph ... Tiberius Caesar
André Morell ... Sextus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Soldier (uncredited)
Bruno Ariè Bruno Ariè ... Roman Officer (uncredited)
Les Ballets Africains Les Ballets Africains ... Dancers at Roman Banquet (uncredited)
Emma Baron ... Jewish Woman (uncredited)
Ady Berber ... Malluch (uncredited)
Marina Berti ... Flavia (uncredited)
Hugh Billingsley Hugh Billingsley ... Mario (uncredited)
Jerry Brown ... The Corinthian (uncredited)
Robert Brown ... Chief of Rowers (uncredited)
Lando Buzzanca ... Jewish Slave in the Desert (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ... Sportsman (uncredited)
Otello Capanna Otello Capanna ... The Byzantine (uncredited)
Emile Carrer Emile Carrer ... Rower No. 28 (uncredited)
Richard Coleman Richard Coleman ... Metellus (uncredited)
Antonio Corevi Antonio Corevi ... Senator (uncredited)
Michael Cosmo Michael Cosmo ... Raimondo (uncredited)
Alfredo Danesi Alfredo Danesi ... The Armenian (uncredited)
David Davies David Davies ... Quaestor (uncredited)
Carmen de Hohenlohe Carmen de Hohenlohe ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Victor De La Fosse Victor De La Fosse ... Galley Officer (uncredited)
Liana Del Balzo Liana Del Balzo ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Gratus (uncredited)
Michael Dugan Michael Dugan ... Seaman (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus (uncredited)
Dino Fazio Dino Fazio ... Marcello (uncredited)
Enzo Fiermonte ... Galley Officer (uncredited)
Bob Folkerson Bob Folkerson ... Chariot Racer (uncredited)
Giuliano Gemma ... Roman Officer with Messala (uncredited)
John Glenn John Glenn ... Rower No. 42 (uncredited)
José Greci José Greci ... Mary (uncredited)
Richard Hale ... Gaspar (uncredited)
Claude Heater ... Jesus - The Christ (uncredited)
Prince Hohenlohe Prince Hohenlohe ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
John Horsley ... Spintho (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui Eddie Juaregui ... The Athenian (uncredited)
William Kiehl William Kiehl ... Soldier (uncredited)
Duncan Lamont ... Marius (uncredited)
Howard Lang ... Hortator (uncredited)
Stevenson Lang Stevenson Lang ... Blind Man (uncredited)
John Le Mesurier ... Doctor (uncredited)
Tutte Lemkow ... Leper (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... The Lubian (uncredited)
Luigi Marra Luigi Marra ... The Syrian (uncredited)
Ferdy Mayne ... Captain of Rescue Ship (uncredited)
May McAvoy ... Woman in Crowd (uncredited)
Nona Medici Nona Medici ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Furio Meniconi Furio Meniconi ... Soldier (uncredited)
Tiberio Mitri Tiberio Mitri ... Roman at Bath (uncredited)
Aldo Mozele Aldo Mozele ... Barca (uncredited)
Thomas O'Leary Thomas O'Leary ... Starter at Race (uncredited)
Remington Olmsted Remington Olmsted ... Decurian (uncredited)
Laurence Payne ... Joseph (uncredited)
Aldo Pial Aldo Pial ... Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Vladimiro Picciafuochi Vladimiro Picciafuochi ... Soldier (uncredited)
Aldo Pini Aldo Pini ... Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited)
Ferdinando Poggi Ferdinando Poggi ... Soldier (uncredited)
Diego Pozzetto Diego Pozzetto ... Villager (uncredited)
Prince Raimondo Prince Raimondo ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Stella Rho Stella Rho ... Amrah (uncredited)
Edwin Richfield ... Supplier to Leper Colony (uncredited)
Mario Rivoltella Mario Rivoltella ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Hector Ross Hector Ross ... Officer (uncredited)
Emanuele Ruspoli Emanuele Ruspoli ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Amerigo Santarelli Amerigo Santarelli ... Rower (uncredited)
Maxwell Shaw Maxwell Shaw ... Rower No. 43 (uncredited)
Noel Sheldon Noel Sheldon ... Centurion (uncredited)
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... Man in Nazareth (uncredited)
Reginald Lal Singh Reginald Lal Singh ... Melchior (uncredited)
Gianni Solaro Gianni Solaro ... Galley Officer (uncredited)
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Pilate's Servant (uncredited)
Giuseppe Tosi Giuseppe Tosi ... Chariot Driver (uncredited)
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)
Raimondo Van Riel Raimondo Van Riel ... Old Man (uncredited)
Venantino Venantini ... Palefrenier de la course de chars (uncredited)
Dervis Ward Dervis Ward ... Jailer (uncredited)
Irina Wassilchikoff Irina Wassilchikoff ... Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen Joe Yrigoyen ... The Egyptian - Chariot Racer (uncredited)
Nazzareno Zamperla Nazzareno Zamperla ... Roman Soldier with a Bow on Galley (uncredited)

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 stylist
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)
Maurizio Lodi-Fè ... assistant production supervisor (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
John Alarimo ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ferdinando Baldi ... assistant director (uncredited)
Donald C. Klune ... assistant director (uncredited)
Sergio Leone ... second unit director (uncredited)
Mario Soldati ... second unit director (uncredited)
Richard Thorpe ... third unit director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Sante Barelli ... scenic artist
Ken Adam ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... primary conceptual artist and production illustrator (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Massimo Palmieri ... contruction manager (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)
Petro Vlahos ... special effects engineer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

A. Arnold Gillespie ... special photographic effects
Robert R. Hoag ... special photographic effects
Lee LeBlanc ... special photographic effects
Mario Bava ... special photographic effects (uncredited)
R.A. 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)
Otello Capanna ... stunts (uncredited)
Alfredo Danesi ... chariot master (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Folkerson ... chariot driver (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Luigi Marra ... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... 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 

Domenico Parrello ... grip
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
Frederick Muller ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Fredric Steinkamp ... supervising 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)
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel ... supervising music editor (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)
William Saracino ... music editor (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Yvonne Axworthy ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ferdinando Baldi ... historical advisor (uncredited)
Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
Oscar Doob ... publicist (uncredited)
Boyce R. Doyle ... special consultant: end credits (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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