CINEMA: Time Listings, Dec. 14, 1959

Ben-Hur. Director William Wyler's $15 million film version of Major General Lew Wallace's Biblical bestseller (1880) is not only the most expensive screen spectacle ever produced but also the best.

Third Man on the Mountain. Walt Disney's cliff hanger for the kids, who will probably believe that rock climbing is the spectacular cinch it seems to be in this film, and will certainly enjoy the entirely fictional story about a boy who showed the grownups how to climb the Matterhorn.

They Came to Cordura. A sort of western Pilgrim's Progress through the Mexican...

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