Ben-Hur 1925

Synopsis:

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.

Directed by: Fred Niblo
Runtime: 143 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline: Amazing! Thrilling! Colossal! Mighty!
Cast:
Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro
Judah Ben-Hur 
Francis X. Bushman
Francis X. Bushman
Messala 
May McAvoy
May McAvoy
Esther 
Betty Bronson
Betty Bronson
Mary 
Claire McDowell
Claire McDowell
Princess of Hur 
Kathleen Key
Kathleen Key
Tirzah