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The Arab Sheik Iderim, owner of the white stallions Judah Ben-Hur rides in the chariot race, and a strong supporter of Ben-Hur. He roots fro the underdog in this race all the way through. Ben-Hur 1959

The Arab Sheik Iderim, owner of the white stallions Judah Ben-Hur rides in the chariot race, and a strong supporter of Ben-Hur. He roots fro the underdog in this race all the way through. Ben-Hur 1959

Ben-Hur is crowned a god "for the moment being" to the people at the stadium by Pontius Pilate. The crowds root for Ben-Hur's success feeling that this victory belongs to them, who have been underdogs in the Roman regime for too long. Ben-Hur 1959

Ben-Hur is crowned a god "for the moment being" to the people at the stadium by Pontius Pilate. The crowds root for Ben-Hur's success feeling that this victory belongs to them, who have been underdogs in the Roman regime for too long.

Judah Ben-Hur triumphant on his chariot looks back at the defeated Messala. Ben-Hur 1959

Judah Ben-Hur triumphant on his chariot looks back at the defeated Messala. Ben-Hur 1959

Judah Ben-Hur catching on to Messala in the chariot race. Ben-Hur 1959

Judah Ben-Hur catching on to Messala in the chariot race.

Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur at the galleys. His name there is 41. Ben-Hur 1959

Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur at the galleys. His name there is Ben-Hur 1959

From the galleys to the step-son of a Roman consul, Ben-Hur's fortunes reverse thanks to God's hand.Jack Hawkins plays the Roman Consul Quintus Arius, a stern soldier who has lost purpose in living, and regained strength thanks to Ben-Hur. Ben-Hur 1959

From the galleys to the step-son of a Roman consul, Ben-Hur's fortunes reverse thanks to God's hand.Jack Hawkins plays the Roman Consul Quintus Arius, a stern soldier who has lost purpose in living, and regained strength thanks to Ben-Hur.

After Messala's death Ben-Hur discovers that her mother and sister are lepers, and that his revenge has not solved any problem; he realizes that evil goes beyond Messala. This snapshot dramatizes Ben-Hur's littleness before the Roman Empire, symbolized by this huge stadium. Ben-Hur 1959

After Messala's death Ben-Hur discovers that her mother and sister are lepers, and that his revenge has not solved any problem; he realizes that evil goes beyond Messala. This snapshot dramatizes Ben-Hur's littleness before the Roman Empire, symbolized by this huge stadium. Ben-Hur 1959

Judah Ben-Hur catching up to Messala a second time, near the end of the race. This time, he rides toward victory even with Messala's dirty tactics to win the race. Ben-Hur 1959

Judah Ben-Hur catching up to Messala a second time, near the end of the race. This time, he rides toward victory even with Messala's dirty tactics to win the race.

From prince to underdog, from riches to rags, Judah Ben-Hur, Jewish Prince, is unfairly sent to the gallows under false charges of attempting to murder a Roman consul. Stephen Boyd plays the ambitious Roman centurion that sends Ben-Hur to the Roman galleys, and Charlton Heston plays the unforgettable Jewish prince. Ben-Hur 1959

From prince to underdog, from riches to rags, Judah Ben-Hur, Jewish Prince, is unfairly sent to the gallows under false charges of attempting to murder a Roman consul. Stephen Boyd plays the ambitious Roman centurion that sends Ben-Hur to the Roman galleys, and Charlton Heston plays the unforgettable Jewish prince. Ben-Hur 1959

Stephen Boyd as Messala and Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur, the great rivals in the chariots race to take place in Jerusalem. For Massala, victory means reinforcing his world view that Romans are superior to Jews and anyone else who opposes Roman power. For Judah Ben-Hur victory is his revenge for his mother and daughter, who are believed dead. Ben-Hur 1959

Stephen Boyd as Messala and Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur, the great rivals in the chariots race to take place in Jerusalem. For Massala, victory means reinforcing his world view that Romans are superior to Jews and anyone else who opposes Roman power. For Judah Ben-Hur victory is his revenge for his mother and daughter, who are believed dead. Ben-Hur 1959

The Sheik Idarim's white stallions at the chariot race in Ben-Hur 1959.

The Sheik Idarim's white stallions at the chariot race in Ben-Hur 1959.

Ben-Hur thanking his white stallions, who are treated as friends by the Jewish charioteer. Ben-Hur 1959

Ben-Hur thanking his white stallions, who are treated as friends by the Jewish charioteer. Ben-Hur 1959

Clássicos de Hollywood

Clássicos de Hollywood

Ben-Hur - Publicity still of Jack Hawkins, Charlton Heston & Fraser Clarke Heston

Ben Hur: The Making of an Epic...one of my E.'s favorite movie.

Ben Hur: The Making of an Epic.'s favorite movie.

Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd on the Movie Set of 'Ben Hur' Photo

Elizabeth Haffenden - Costumière de Cinéma - Ben Hur - 1959 - Charlton Heston - Tenue en Cuir de la Course de Chars

Charlton Heston in "Ben-Hur"