G | | Adventure, Drama, History
After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
The top-grossing US film of 1959.
I've got six... no, seven.
Balthasar: I have counted eight, and that is because he is traveling. At home, he has more.
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.
One older VHS release has a fade to black in between the opening credits and the scene after that. The original version has a dissolve transition.
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