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 process of amassing the more than one million props that were needed began in Rome two years before cameras started rolling.
By what magic do you bear the name of a Consul of Rome?
Judah Ben-Hur: You were the magician, Messala. When my ship was sunk, I saved the Consul's life.
After Judah Ben-Hur and Messala are reunited and Messala throws his spear into the cross-beams the body of the spear is shown wiggling vertically. After the next edit, it is seen wiggling horizontally.
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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