G | | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
William Wyler used to joke that it took "a Jew to make a good film about Jesus."
By what magic do you bear the name of a Consul of Rome?
Judah Ben-Hur: You were the magician, Messala. When my ship was sunk, I saved the Consul's life.
Ben-Hur presents Pilate with Arrius's ring, to be returned to Rome. Pilate moves so that he is always facing the camera as the angle reverses.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion is shown in a still-frame to appear looking peaceful at the beginning rather than roaring.
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