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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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  • 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>

  • Epic narrative

    Twain 2017-04-07

    One of the great cinematic epics ever made! This is an artistic and historic treat. Even though it's a silent feature, the performances... MORE>

  • An exquisite film...

    Catheryne 2013-08-08

    The chariot race scenes are far more exciting than the remake...the entire movie is more emotional and sensitive, not only in the acting, but the words... MORE>