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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur(1925)

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Brief Synopsis

In this silent film, a rebellious Israelite prince out for vengeance crosses paths with the Messiah.

Cast & Crew

Fred Niblo Director
Ramon Novarro [Judah] Ben-Hur [also known as Arrius the Younger]
May McAvoy Esther
Claire McDowell [Miriam] Princess of Hur
Mitchell Lewis Sheik Ilderim
Leo White Sanballat
Frank Currier [Quintus] Arrius
Charles Belcher Balthazar
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 30 Dec 1925
Release Date:  1925 Production Date:  35mm Turner; 16mm Swank
Color/B&W:  Black and White (tinted), Color (2-strip Technicolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Silent Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Duration(mins):  128-129 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,693    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Unbridled Feminism

    David H. 2017-10-03

    Illeana Douglas seems to have forgotten about original writer-supervisor June Mathis who was one of the most powerful women in early films. Mathis urged... MORE>

  • outstanding

    Larry 2017-10-03

    Ramon Navarro is magnificent in this film. this silent version of Ben Hur is far better than the 1959 remake. I did not even think I would enjoy a silent... MORE>

  • BEN-HUR...............1925 VERSION

    Janet 2017-06-02

    I was so impressed with this version of Ben-Hur. I marveled at the acting which showed REAL acting. I loved the chariot scenes. It was a monumental... MORE>