RT Motion Picture DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 18166927 LA English T1 Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ A1 Niblo, Fred,, Mayer, Louis B., Goldwyn, Samuel,, Thalberg, Irving G.,, Wilson, Carey,, Meredyth, Bess,, Mathis, June,, Gibbons, Cedric,, Novarro, Ramon,, Bushman, Francis X.,, McAvoy, May,, Bronson, Betty,, McDowell, Clare,, Wallace, Lew,, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer., Turner Entertainment Co. Collection (Library of Congress), PB Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer PP United States YR 1925 AB In Jerusalem, oppressed by the power of Imperial Rome, Ben-Hur, of the Jewish house of Hur, develops a friendship with Messala, a Roman centurion, which turns to enmity when he learns of Messala's egotism and hatred of the Jews; to please the governor, Messala arrests Ben-Hur's entire family when a loose tile accidentally falls from the roof of their house and kills a Roman general. Sentenced as a galley slave and driven into the desert, Ben-Hur meets the Christ, who gives him water and refreshes his spirit; when he saves the life of Arrius, the Roman ship commander, he is adopted by Arrius and becomes popular and wealthy as a charioteer. During a chariot race against Messala, in Rome, Ben-Hur gets revenge against Messala by defeating him. In Jerusalem, where Jesus is crucified, Ben-Hur is recognized by his leprous mother and sister and learns of Jesus' mission to save mankind. With the help of Esther, Ben-Hur's mother and sister are cured and the entire family is reunited.