Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.



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8 November 1999 | gbheron
| A Blockbuster Even After 75 Years
The 2 1/2 hour running time just zips by in a flash, and the viewer actually forgets that they are watching a silent film. It's that good. The naval battle and the chariot race are so realistic you marvel at what filmmakers could do 75 years ago with a big budget in the hands of craftsmen. The acting is very good although the "silent" style seems a little over-acted today. I can't recommend this enough as a rental. Let's not forget our wonderful silent classics.

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