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.
William Wyler was so impressed with David Lean's work on The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) that he asked Lean to direct the famous chariot race sequence. Lean would have received full screen credit for the job--"Chariot Race directed by David Lean." He declined the offer, knowing that Wyler was a truly ... ...
Battle speed!... Attack speed!... Ramming speed!
Just before the Roman galley is rammed, the condemned men behind Ben-Hur are clearly dummies.
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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