|A broadside for the 1901 Chicago production of the play.|
|The same scene as above in 65mm from the movie.|
|General Lew Wallace, 1862,|
|Steamy and unseemly, the 1925|
Ben-Hur, had a decent chariot
race, but otherwise...
|The Ben-Hur naval battle is almost forgotten as compared to the horse race at the end.|
British actor Jack Hawkins flawless portrayal of Quintus Arrius is aptly understated.
For a galley slave, Charlton Heston appears somewhat overfed.
|The stars: William Wyler (director), Charlton Heston (Judah Ben-Hur), Joseph Vogel (MGM President), Stephen Boyd (Messala), Sam Zimbalist (producer), |
and Haya Harareet (Esther, seated)
|Wyler's crucifixion...downright immaculate as compared to Mel Gibson's version.|