Childhood friends Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults. A misunderstanding between the two ends in Ben-Hur losing his wealth and being sent off as a galley slave while his family gets imprisoned.
Through a series of adventures, Ben-Hur comes back to his homeland as a wealthy roman athlete, who wants his revenge on Messala.
The story is based on the historical fiction novel of the same title, first published in 1880, written by American lawyer General Lew Wallace. Would you like to read the book?
Major accolades received by Ben-Hur (1925)
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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Ben-Hur (1925) on Disc
General Lew Wallace: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
– first published in 1880 –