Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925 film)

1925 American epic silent film directed by Fred Niblo

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 film about a Jewish prince who seeks revenge against his Roman friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

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Directed by Fred Niblo. Written by June Mathis, based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Lew Wallace's Immortal Story  (taglines)

DialogueEdit

Ben-Hur: It is good to have you back, Messala - - a Roman who understands my people...
Messala: Rome rules the peoples she has conquered. It is for them to understand Rome! I meant no offense, Judah. But your stiff-necked race must learn submission to your masters!

Arrius: A galley slave wanting to live! How long have you been at the oars?
Ben-Hur: In your calendar, three years - - in mine, three centuries!
Arrius: What has kept you alive?
Ben-Hur: I live for revenge!
Arrius: Spoken like a Roman!
Ben-Hur: I am a Jew!

Esther: Why are your so certain, my father, that he is not Ben-Hur?
Simonides: Nay, child, I had never a doubt. He is Ben-Hur! Esther, all these years I have lived a lie. I am a slave to the House of Hur! For myself I care not, but if I acknowledge him, you too are his slave! Yours the decision, Esther. I cannot make it. Heiress to Simonides the Merchant or slave-girl to Ben Hur!

Messala: Egypt! Egypt! I would drown my soul in your eyes! Give me proof of your love!
Iras: My heart is in the hollow of your hand, Messala. What more do you wish?
Messala: You, flower of the Nile, will succeed where others have failed - - solve the mystery of Ilderim's driver.

Charioteer: You're fouling me, Roman dog!
Messala: Yes, and I'll wreck you, Greek, to smash the cursed Jew behind you!

TaglinesEdit

  • Lew Wallace's Immortal Story

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