Ben Hur (1907)

7 December 1907

Writer:

Gene Gauntier

Production Company:

Kalem Co.
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HISTORY

The film was copyrighted under the title The Chariot Race . Lew Wallace's novel was also the basis for two feature-length films entitled Ben-Hur , both produced by M-G-M. A 1925 adaptation was directed by Fred Niblo and starred Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman; the 1959 version was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 and 1951-60 ... More Less

The film was copyrighted under the title The Chariot Race . Lew Wallace's novel was also the basis for two feature-length films entitled Ben-Hur , both produced by M-G-M. A 1925 adaptation was directed by Fred Niblo and starred Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman; the 1959 version was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 and 1951-60 ). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
LCMP
Errata and Addenda Sheet.
LCPP
p. 174.
MPW
7 Dec 07
p. 649ta, 651tr, 654tl.
MPW
9 May 08
p. 415ar.
NIC
1 Sep 09
pp. 81-82ar.
NYC
16 May 08
p. 350ar.
NYC
27 Mar 09
p. 161ar.
NYDM
13 Mar 09
p. 16ar.
NYDM
27 Mar 09
p. 13ar.
Treasures from the Film Archives
p. 251.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Ben-Hur, a Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace (New York, 1880).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
7 December 1907
Copyright Claimant:
Kalem Co.
Copyright Date:
22 November 1905
Copyright Number:
H102798
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
1,000
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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7 December 1907, Kalem Co.
The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.