Monday, April 4, 1960: 'Ben-Hur' wins a record 11 Oscars

The awards for the wide-screen epic included best picture, actor (Charlton Heston) and director (William Wyler). Other notable movies from 1959 included "Some Like It Hot," "North by Northwest," "Anatomy of a Murder" and "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

* Detailed summary of the movie: @
* Oscar database (search for "1959"): @
* Database of "sword and sandal" movies (in German; use Google translate): @

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