• Ben-Hur (1925)

Ben-Hur

Release Date: 1925

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

In this silent classic, Judah ben-Hur (Ramon Novarro) discovers that he has been betrayed by his childhood friend Messala (Francis X. Bushman), leading to separation from his family. Punished for an accident, Ben-Hur is unjustly forced to serve on a Roman ship, where he becomes a friend to the vessel's admiral, Quintus Arrius (Frank Currier). Eventually, Ben-Hur has the chance to compete against Messala in a chariot race, providing him with a shot at vengeance.

Cast: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Claire McDowell, Betty Bronson, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis

Director: Fred Niblo

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Friendship, Quest, Revenge, Spirited, Competition, Engaging