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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre became friendly with many of the cast and crew while in Rome revising his book "The Great Gatsby". They attended a cast/crew dinner on Christmas Eve, honoring director Fred Niblo and his wife Enid Bennett. Zelda, among others, signed one of the ... ...


Ben-Hur: It is good to have you back, Messala - - a Roman who understands my people...
Messala: Rome rules the peoples she has conquered. It is for them to understand Rome!
Messala: I meant no offense, Judah. But your stiff-necked race must learn submission to your masters!


At one point in the chariot race a man in modern clothing - light-colored shirt, long pants, dark shoes - can be seen running out of the crowd onto the track and waving his arms at the camera. That was assistant director William Wyler, who saw that one of the chariots - out of camera range - was approaching the curve of the track too fast and Wyler was signaling the director to have the crew cleaning up a crashed chariot to get out of the way.


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