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

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143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
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Director
Writers
Lew Wallace (novel 'Ben-Hur, 1880' by) (as General Lew Wallace) | June Mathis (adaptation) | Carey Wilson (scenario) (continuity) | Bess Meredyth (continuity) & 2 more
Producers
Kevin Brownlow (version: 1987 restored) | David Gill (version: 1987 restored)
Composer
Carl Davis (version: 1987 restored)
Cinematographers
Clyde De Vinna (photography) (as Clyde DeVinna) | René Guissart (photography) (as Rene Guissart) | Percy Hilburn (photography) | Karl Struss (photography)
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Budget
$ 3,900,000
Gross (USA)
$ 12,449,980
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Release date
Oct 8, 1927 (United States)
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Ramon Novarro
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8 / 10 | 6,626 votes