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Best Movie Soundtracks - 1930s-50s
By 1993, Carl Davis had established himself as the number one choice for scoring silent films. His crowning achievement is arguably his brilliant score for Ben-Hur, a 1925 silent film produced for the newly merged MGM studios. The film may have been slightly overshadowed by the Charlton Heston-starring remake of 1959, but Ben-Hur was a real blockbuster in its day, and was the most expensive silent film ever made.