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.
Sergio Leone was an uncredited second-unit director. In later years he claimed that he directed the chariot race scenes, but that is an apparently self-serving exaggeration (Leone had a reputation for stretching the truth).
Miriam, wife... Tirzah, daughter.
Drusus: Yes, they're the ones. Are they alive?
1st Jailer: East section... lower level. Cell two. The jailer in that wing will know.
Drusus: How long since you've seen them?
2nd Jailer: Never - and I've been here three years. But they're alive, all right.
After announcing Ben-Hur's arrival at Messala's quarters, the position of the centurion's hand on his sword changes position between shots.
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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