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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Stephen Boyd had difficulty driving the chariots. His hands and wrists blistered, and rest time had to be scheduled.
You can break a man's skull, you can arrest him, you can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you control what's up here?
Sextus: How do you fight an idea?
Ben-Hur is whipped constantly as he marches to the galleys, and presumably is whipped during his three years of service as a rower; obviously his back should be as scarred as that of the insubordinate slave. However, when we see him from the back in the raft with Arrius, the only marks he has are those of the lash with which Arrius scourged him.
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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