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.
Such was the expense of the film that nervous MGM executives flew out to Rome on a weekly basis to check on the production's progress.
One God, that I can understand; but one wife? That is not civilized.
Sheik Ilderim: It is not generous!
At sheik Ilderim's oasis, Ben-Hur's facial hair changes length 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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