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.
Initially there were queries over whether William Wyler was the right director for the job, as he'd never tackled a film of this scale before. One of the doubters was Wyler himself.
Now listen to me, all of you. You are all condemned men. We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well, and live.
The calf in the stable is a Holstein, a breed that did not exist at the time, and was unknown in the area until 1922.
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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