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.
An infirmary was created especially for the filming of the dangerous chariot race scenes. However, in the end, very few injuries were actually sustained, most of them being sunburns.
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Judah Ben-Hur: I *know* this man!
Miriam: Won't someone help him?
Tirzah: Pity on him!
Miriam: In his pain... there's a look of peace.
Judah Ben-Hur: Watch over them, Esther.
Miriam: We must go back.
Esther: I brought you here to this... when I hoped...
Miriam: You haven't failed, Esther.
The mezuzah shown at the entrance to Ben-Hur's home is mounted diagonally. That practice was not adopted until the middle ages, by Ashkenazi Jews, as a compromise between the rules offered by 2 medieval Rabbis.
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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