BEN-HUR (1959) 30011 Movie Poster U.S. One-Sheet Folded Charlton Heston Stephen Boyd Haya Harareet Jack Hawkins Cathy O'Donnell Hugh Griffith Martha Scott William Wyler Art by Joseph Smith

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Original U.S. One-Sheet Poster (27x41) Folded Fine Condition

Original MGM One Sheet Poster (27x41) for the William Wyler historical epic, BEN-HUR (1959) starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, and Haya Harareet. Considered by many critics to be the greatest epic in cinematic history, Wyler not only had to direct literally "a cast of thousands," but also was able to pull from his main actors the performances of their lives. Everything about this production was enormous. 50,000 people were engaged to make the film on 300 sets covering more than 340 acres. The famous chariot race scene was shot in an 18-acre arena that took 40,000 tons of sand to make the track. The stands were packed with 8,000 extras, and it took over three months to shoot the entire scene. MGM, which nearly went bankrupt making the picture, spent over $12.5 million but grossed over $40 million on the project. The film won eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor to Heston, Best Supporting Actor to Griffith, and Best Director to Wyler. Interestingly enough, Gore Vidal worked as a script doctor on this film. This original poster was used in a theater, but has survived in very good to fine condition. The art is by Joseph Smith. MovieArt Original Film Posters in Austin, Texas guarantees this poster to be authentic. MovieArt Austin does not sell reproductions.

Jack Hawkins - Actor
Stephen Boyd - Actor
Haya Harareet - Actor
Cathy O'Donnell - Actor
Finlay Currie - Actor
Hugh Griffith - Actor
Martha Scott - Actor
Sam Jaffe - Actor
Andre Morell - Actor
Marina Berti - Actor
Lando Buzzanca - Actor
Terence Longdon - Actor
Robert Brown - Actor

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