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.
It is the first movie remake to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The Departed (2006) became the second remake, 47 years later. It can be argued that a talking picture made from the same story as an earlier silent film is not a true remake, since the storytelling ... ...
Why did you tell me they were dead?
Esther: It was what they wanted. Judah, I must not betray this faith. Will you do this for them?
Judah Ben-Hur: Not to see them?
Esther: They are coming... Judah! Judah, love them in the way they most need to be loved: not to look at them! ...
Jesus' ministry seems to last 5 years in this movie. Although this is traditionally seen as lasting only 3 years, the Bible gives no such specific chronology, Making it 5 years is a reasonable artistic decision.
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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