Ben-Hur meets Christ-
One of the most moving scenes ever filmed.
With commercials? Better hunker down.
Loved that movie saw it when I was 11, about 10 Nuns showed up that night. I had never seen sisters in the theatre before!
What a great man, great American and a great actor IMO. He is sorely missed.
One of the BEST movies ever made.
I wish TCM would show The Fishaerman with Anthony Quinn. I’m not Catholic, but I loved how it showed the traditions of the Conclave.
“OK, you’ve done battle speed, attack speed, & even ramming speed with no one dropping dead. Just for that, we’ve got some good news & some bad news. The good news is, your swill ration is being increased.
“The bad news is: the captain wants to go water skiing!”
About a decade or so back we had a new multiplex open up near us. They showed a 70mm print of Ben Hur opening weekend on their biggest screen. Amazing experience.
Already tuned in. One of the classics. Sad to even wonder if a movie like this or any of the other biblical epics could or would be made in today’s world.
I like that they don’t show Jesus’s face....
Charleton Heston is also on AMC on Planet of the Apes at the same time.
Have you ever noticed that the really great movies, you can watch over and over again, have no, or very few woman in them.
1) Ben Hur
2) Lawrence of Arabia
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Ice Station Zebra
5) Das Boot
6) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
7) Glengarry Glen Ross
8) The Great Escape
9) 12 Angry Men
10) The Enemy Below
11) Black Hawk Down
Sorry Freeper ladies, I just needed to make this observation...
ah yes...one of the great scene’s in the history of movies...Judah Ben Hur looking into the face of Jesus....
Look for them in the Valley of the Lepers, if you can recognize them. The race goes on, Judah!
I haven’t seen the 1959 version of “Ben Hur” since I saw it in a movie theater in 1962. More recently, I saw the 1925 version. This is a silent film, so it is best seen in a movie theater with a live organist.
One of my top five movies ever made.
Umm, actually the Romans and other ancient peoples never used galley slaves. Galleys were rowed by free sailors.
Galley slaves didn’t come in until artillery demoted the rowers from potential fighters to mere propulsion.