The camera cuts away from an obviously live stunt man, to a posed dummy which gets flattened.
Versions of the rumor include Wylers leaving the fatal accident in the final cut (against the wishes of the stuntmans widow yet no published discussions of the film mention the accident, and Charlton Hestons 1995 autobiography.
No human was seriously injured in the.S.This is the incident in which Canutt is pitched forward and receives a minor cut to his chin.The following is a chronological listing of the stunts in the chariot race scene of the 1959 version of Ben-Hur: Chariot flips over as reife huren bayern it rounds a turn, driver spills out.Baxter accuses Crowther of falsifying the bloodier facts.Claim, a stuntman was killed during the filming of the chariot race scene in the 1959 version of 'Ben-Hur' and that his death was left in the final cut.One spectacular unplanned pile-up was left in the final cut, 42 cameras were used that day, and a total of 50,000 feet of film was shot.Horses fall in typical trip-wire fashion.The scene was managed by veteran stuntman Yakima Canutt, who included his two sons in the stunt team.
This gag has been labeled fatal.
Baxter lists 55 deaths, mostly stunt people, as occurring in California film productions during the years 1925-30.
Some suggested he was not much more caring with stuntmen.Others maintained that some deaths did occur but were covered-up by the studio.The Internet Movie Database labels as false the rumor that the stunt double for Stephen Boyd (the villain Mesalla) was killed during the chariot race.Stunt: The Story of the Great Movie Stunt Men (1974 much is made of the care that went into the filming of this climactic race.Brownlow again"s Bushman as saying to Niblo, My God, Fred, theyre drowning, I tell you!He fell on a pile of lumber and died of internal injuries.Subscribe to coming soon: /H2vZUn, subscribe to trailers: /sxaw6h, like us on facebook: /1QyRMsE.I turned and saw him up there it was like a slow-motion film.