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 65mm cameras were extremely heavy. It took four men with steel bars to move them, so William Wyler ended up using a crane most of the time.
Where are my mother and sister? Where are they?
Messala: Here, within these walls. The governor is recovering. They won't die. Of course, they will be sentenced.
Judah Ben-Hur: Is it possible- Messala, is it possible you could do this to us? To people you've known? A ...
Judah Ben-Hur: I ...
Early in the scene when Messala enters Jerusalem, a high-altitude shot of the street shows a blanket used to shade a rooftop on the left. A very large studio prop tag on the front of the blanket is clearly visible.
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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