Ben-Hur


Director: William Wyler

Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

Plot: Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison to advance his career. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.

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