Ben, Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

imdb rating7.8Rotten Tomatoes rating96%
Erstwhile childhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults, this time with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite. A slip of a brick during a Roman parade causes Judah to be sent off as a galley slave, his property confiscated and his mother and sister imprisoned. Years later, as a result of his determination to stay alive and his willingness to aid his Roman master, Judah returns to his homeland an exalted and wealthy Roman athlete. Unable to find his mother and sister, and believing them dead, he can think of nothing else than revenge against Messala.

Director

Fred Niblo

Cast

Ramon Novarro - Judah Ben-Hur
Francis X. Bushman - Messala
May McAvoy - Esther
Betty Bronson - Mary
Claire McDowell - Princess of Hur
Kathleen Key - Tirzah
Carmel Myers - Iras
Nigel De Brulier - Simonides
Mitchell Lewis - Sheik Ilderim
Leo White - Sanballat
Frank Currier - Quintus Arrius
Charles Belcher - Balthazar
Dale Fuller - Amrah
Winter Hall - Joseph
Reginald Barker - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
John Barrymore - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Lionel Barrymore - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Clarence Brown - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Manuel Caballero - Roman Guard (uncredited)
Gilbert Clayton - (uncredited)
Gary Cooper - Roman Guard (uncredited)
Joan Crawford - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Jacob Dance - Wealthy Man (uncredited)
Marion Davies - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
William Donovan - Charioteer of Corinthian Bay Team (uncredited)
Bill Elliott - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Ray Erlenborn - (uncredited)
Douglas Fairbanks - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
George Fitzmaurice - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Sidney Franklin - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Clark Gable - Roman Guard (uncredited)
Rosita Garcia - Slave Girl (uncredited)
Janet Gaynor - Slave Girl (uncredited)
John Gilbert - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Dorothy Gish - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Lillian Gish - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Samuel Goldwyn - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Gordon - Centurion (uncredited)
Sid Grauman - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
William Green - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Noble Johnson - Crowd Member (uncredited)
Rupert Julian - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Henry King - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Carole Lombard - Slave Girl (uncredited)
Myrna Loy - Slave Girl (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons - Charioteer (uncredited)
Mickey Millerick - (uncredited)
Carlotta Monti - Slave Girl (uncredited)
Colleen Moore - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Claude Payton - Jesus Christ (uncredited)
Mary Pickford - Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Satini Pualoa - Extra (uncredited)
Leonora Summers - (uncredited)
Tom Tyler - Charioteer (uncredited)
Christiane Yves - Hedonist (uncredited)
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