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.
Charlton Heston noted favorably that William Wyler, who had no experience with such a large-scale movie, was "no more awed by a ten-million-dollar-plus production than he is by a three million dollar one."
Sextus, you ask how to fight an idea. Well I'll tell you how... with another idea!
When the audience first sees Ben-Hur and Messala together and they both throw a spear at the wall, the sound of Ben-Hur's voice does not match up with his lips.
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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