what an exciting movie! But who on earth was that long haired hippy
do gooder? No good will become of him I feel sure."
lacking in song and berry fruits."
joy, he wins in the end, but, my, what a slow coach! Surely he could
have done it in under 2 hours if he was really trying?"
and a half hours? This is simply not long enough! I am awaiting,
with much anticipation, for the fully restored directors cut with
all the deleted scenes!"
Roman epic peppered with dimpled chins throughout. The demand for
upper body male nudity is well served, however calf muscles seem
to have been forgotten about entirely, was this an oversight, or
was the screen just not tall enough?"
Ben-Hur saves his enslaver, Quintus Arrius (Jack Hawkins), and is
adopted as his son, giving him considerable wealth and influence,
Ben-Hur does not have a job - Pontius Pilot is about to take over
as head of security, a job Ben-Hur wanted.
goes in search of his relatives who have been banished to work the
land as lepers. He finds them. He finds comfort in the teachings
of Christ and is ultimately a witness to Christ's execution - he
gives Christ water as he stumbles with his cross in the same way
Christ gave him water.