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.
Several times during the film, Judah touches a box on the door frame of his home. This is a Mezuzah, a case containing a passage from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and and 11:13-21), which Jews traditionally affix to the door frames of their houses ... ...
As though he were carrying that cross the pain of the world.
Miriam: So fearful.
Tirzah: And yet why is it... I'm not afraid anymore?
Esther: The shadow of a storm.
Esther: A strange darkness, but still day.
Miriam: His life is over.
Tirzah: He's here. It's tearing... I feel the pain!
Miriam: I feel it ...
After announcing Ben-Hur's arrival at Messala's quarters, the position of the centurion's hand on his sword changes position between shots.
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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