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.
The film's credits appear with the Sistine Chapel ceiling's center panel, "The Creation of Adam", as background. Charlton Heston would later play Michelangelo, painter of the Sistine ceiling, in the film The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).
If I cannot persuade them, that does not mean I will help you... *murder* them. Besides, you must understand this, Messala. I believe in the past of my people, *and* in their future.
Messala: Future? You are a conquered people!
Judah Ben-Hur: You may conquer the land; you ...
When Messala and the sheik are betting on the race, we hear them both saying 1,000 talents, but their lips are not saying 1,000.
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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