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.
The chariot arena was built by more than 1,000 workers beginning in January 1958, according to some reports. It was 2,000 feet long by 65 feet wide and covered 18 acres, the largest single set in motion picture history to that time. Reputedly, 40,000 tons of white sand were imported from Mexico for the track.
There's this wild man in the desert named John who drowns people in water.
When Juda breaks into Messala's office there is a military standard leaning against the wall in the corner. The Roman army venerated standards. Any standard not on campaign would have been prominently displayed in front of the commanders headquarters with a guard of honor.
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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