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 scene alone cost about four million dollars, or about a fourth of the entire budget, and took 10 weeks to shoot.
How can this be?
Judah Ben-Hur: I *know* this man!
Miriam: Won't someone help him?
Tirzah: Pity on him!
Miriam: In his pain... there's a look of peace.
Judah Ben-Hur: Watch over them, Esther.
Miriam: We must go back.
Esther: I brought you here to this... when I hoped...
Miriam: You haven't failed, Esther.
Pontius Pilate wears a purple toga at the chariot race. Purple togas were the prerogative of the emperor and the consuls only.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion is shown in a still-frame to appear looking peaceful at the beginning rather than roaring.
The first DVD release had an "Intermission" title card printed in a different font from the one used in the theatrical film and on the second, 4-disc DVD release.
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