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 sum wagered by Mesala against the sheik of 4-to-1 odds on 1,000 talents, would be the modern-day equivalent of approximately 660 million dollars.
Tirzah: You can read her lips.
When Messala and the sheik are betting on the race, we hear them both saying 1,000 talents, but their lips are not saying 1,000.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion is shown in a still-frame to appear looking peaceful at the beginning rather than roaring.
According to Leonard Maltin's 1987 "TV Movies Guide," the film was re-cut for later re-issues; this version runs 165 minutes. The complete, 212-minute film, however, is the version commonly seen in circulation today, and is available on DVD and airs on Turner Classic Movies.
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