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.
Andrew Marton had three 65mm cameras at his disposal for shooting the race. The larger-format film proved to be an issue. The standard close-up lens for 35mm photography was 100mm; it became, in the wide-screen process, a 200mm lens, which could not be focused ... ...
May God grant me vengeance! I will pray that you live until I return!
Tire tracks from the camera truck are visible in the sand of the circus during the chariot race.
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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