Plot – During the reign of Tiberius in Jerusalem, Messala is the head of a Roman legion and imprisons and enslaves the nobleman Ben Hur, his former friend. Ben Hur is carried on a Roman galley and during a battle he saves the commander Quintus Arius' life and he's freed. After some time, Ben Hur comes back to Palestine to look for his family and pay the bill. He challenges Messala in the chariots race and, after an overwhelming victory, he leaves his opponent wounded to the ground. Before dying, Messala tells Ben Hur his mother and his sister aren't dead, but have been exiled in the Valley of the Lepers. Esther, the woman who has never stopped loving Ben Hur, convinces him to look for them and bring them to Jesus of Nazareth, who's said to have healing powers. The group arrives in time only to see Jesus dying on the cross. Then the sky darkens and the two women suddenly heal.
All actors – Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell, Les Ballets Africains, Ady Berber, Marina Berti, Hugh Billingsley, Jerry Brown, Robert Brown, Lando Buzzanca, Joe Canutt, Otello Capanna, Emile Carrer, Richard Coleman, Antonio Corevi, Michael Cosmo, Alfredo Danesi, David Davies, Princess Carmen de Hohenlohe, Victor De La Fosse, Liana Del Balzo, Mino Doro, Michael Dugan, Franco Fantasia, Dino Fazio, Enzo Fiermonte, Giuliano Gemma, John Glenn, José Greci, Richard Hale, Claude Heater, John Horsley, Eddie Juaregui, Bill Kuehl, Duncan Lamont, Howard Lang, Stevenson Lang, Lord Layton, John Le Mesurier, Tutte Lemkow, Cliff Lyons, Luigi Marra, Ferdy Mayne, May McAvoy, Nona Medici, Tiberio Mitri, Aldo Mozele, Thomas O'Leary, Remington Olmsted, Laurence Payne, Aldo Pial, Aldo Pini, Diego Pozzetto, Edwin Richfield, Hector Ross, Maxwell Shaw, Noel Sheldon, Aldo Silvani, Reginald Lal Singh, Gianni Solaro, Pietro Tordi, Giuseppe Tosi, Ralph Truman, Raimondo Van Riel, Stella Vitelleschi, Dervis Ward, Irina Wassilchikoff, Joe Yrigoyen, Nazzareno Zamperlashow all
“Ben-Hur” Quotes 10 quotes
“- Messala: Judah, either you help me or you oppose me, you have no other choice. You're either for me or against me!
- Judah Ben-Hur: If that is the choice, then I am against you.”
“A grown man knows the world he lives in. For the moment, that world is Rome.”
“By condemning without hesitation an old friend, I shall be feared.”
“One God, that I can understand; but one wife? That is not civilized. It is not generous!”
“In his eagerness to save you, your God has also saved the Roman fleet.”