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.
Last film of George Relph who died five months after the film's release.
We cannot wait, Tribune.
Messala: He will come.
Doctor: We cannot wait any longer, Tribune!
Messala: He will come! He will come. I have sent for him, and he will come!
Doctor: If you wish us to keep you alive, we have to go to work *now*, Tribune. Do you understand?
Messala: Cut the legs off...
When Ben-Hur is summoned to Arrius's quarters aboard the ship, the Consul's personal belongings in the background appear and disappear between shots.
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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