"Ben Hur" quotes

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After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend in 1st-century Jerusalem, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler
Writer: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg, Gore Vidal
Production: N/A
Year: 1959
MetaScore: 90/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: $74,422,622
Released: 18 Nov 1959
Awards: Won 11 Oscars. 29 wins & 16 nominations total

63 Clips

My people are praying for a man - Ben Hur 01:42
My people are praying for a man
Yet you drove in the great circus - Ben Hur 00:22
Yet you drove in the great circus
You are the people's one true god - Ben Hur 00:21
You are the people's one true god
I thought they'd never love another as they love me - Ben Hur 00:30
I thought they'd never love another as they love me
The stone that fell from this roof so long ago is still falling - Ben Hur 00:16
The stone that fell from this roof so long ago is still...
There is Malluch - Ben Hur 00:53
There is Malluch
It's a strange destiny that brought me to a new life - Ben Hur 00:46
It's a strange destiny that brought me to a new life
It's a Roman world - Ben Hur 00:22
It's a Roman world
You know nothing of horses - Ben Hur 00:26
You know nothing of horses
I talked to a number of people already - Ben Hur 06:03
I talked to a number of people already
No water for him - Ben Hur 00:13
No water for him
Is there a way down here - Ben Hur 00:09
Is there a way down here
What has become of my mother and my sister - Ben Hur 01:34
What has become of my mother and my sister
The courtyard where we used to play at changing the guard - Ben Hur 00:55
The courtyard where we used to play at changing the guard
As a boy I dreamed of commanding this garrison - Ben Hur 00:27
As a boy I dreamed of commanding this garrison
A grown man knows the world he lives in - Ben Hur 00:18
A grown man knows the world he lives in
There's a Jew outside - Ben Hur 01:08
There's a Jew outside
Either you help me or you oppose me - Ben Hur 00:22
Either you help me or you oppose me
In the Year of our Lord - Ben Hur 01:32
In the Year of our Lord
You've come back to us like a returning faith - Ben Hur 00:32
You've come back to us like a returning faith
If I cannot persuade them - Ben Hur 01:04
If I cannot persuade them
I believe in the past of my people - Ben Hur 01:00
I believe in the past of my people
How long since you've seen them - Ben Hur 00:22
How long since you've seen them
With the compliments of Quintus Arrius - Ben Hur 01:13
With the compliments of Quintus Arrius
I have counted eight - Ben Hur 00:20
I have counted eight
What has he done - Ben Hur 00:47
What has he done
Alms for the blind - Ben Hur 00:52
Alms for the blind
This man riding beside you - Ben Hur 01:14
This man riding beside you
The world is more than we know - Ben Hur 00:06
The world is more than we know
Why did you tell me they were dead - Ben Hur 02:06
Why did you tell me they were dead
Where are my mother and sister - Ben Hur 02:03
Where are my mother and sister
You sent for me - Ben Hur 06:18
You sent for me
How can this be - Ben Hur 00:34
How can this be
You're not watching the soldiers - Ben Hur 00:44
You're not watching the soldiers
Look to the West - Ben Hur 00:59
Look to the West
Would you be from Nazareth - Ben Hur 00:50
Would you be from Nazareth
I have lived too long - Ben Hur 00:06
I have lived too long
That I can understand - Ben Hur 00:20
That I can understand
Let your mind be at peace - Ben Hur 04:59
Let your mind be at peace
Where do you see them - Ben Hur 01:45
Where do you see them
By condemning without hesitation an old friend - Ben Hur 00:22
By condemning without hesitation an old friend
And yet why is it - Ben Hur 00:26
And yet why is it
I must deal with Messala in my own way - Ben Hur 01:11
I must deal with Messala in my own way
Why are you here - Ben Hur 04:18
Why are you here
You're a condemned man - Ben Hur 04:18
You're a condemned man
He gave me water - Ben Hur 00:49
He gave me water
When the Romans were marching me to the galleys - Ben Hur 00:38
When the Romans were marching me to the galleys
Why did he do that - Ben Hur 00:23
Why did he do that
We keep you alive to serve this ship - Ben Hur 00:15
We keep you alive to serve this ship
You are all condemned men - Ben Hur 00:28
You are all condemned men
Now listen to me - Ben Hur 00:20
Now listen to me
If I were not a bride - Ben Hur 00:21
If I were not a bride
And he will come - Ben Hur 01:56
And he will come
You ask how to fight an idea - Ben Hur 00:13
You ask how to fight an idea
Balthasar is a good man - Ben Hur 00:51
Balthasar is a good man
May God grant me vengeance - Ben Hur 00:19
May God grant me vengeance
By what magic do you bear the name of a Consul of Rome - Ben Hur 00:31
By what magic do you bear the name of a Consul of Rome
Almost at the moment He died - Ben Hur 00:30
Almost at the moment He died
In his eagerness to save you - Ben Hur 00:10
In his eagerness to save you
It was Judah Ben Hur I loved - Ben Hur 00:30
It was Judah Ben Hur I loved
Why did you save me - Ben Hur 00:11
Why did you save me
You can break a man's skull - Ben Hur 00:38
You can break a man's skull
Your eyes are full of hate - Ben Hur 00:25
Your eyes are full of hate

Cast

Judah Ben-Hur - Charlton Heston
Quintus Arrius - Jack Hawkins
Esther - Haya Harareet
Messala - Stephen Boyd
Sheik Ilderim - Hugh Griffith
Miriam - Martha Scott
Simonides - Sam Jaffe
Balthasar - Finlay Currie
Pontius Pilate - Frank Thring
Tiberius Caesar - George Relph
Sextus - André Morell
Soldier - Fortunato Arena
Roman Officer - Bruno Ariè
Dancers at Roman Banquet - Les Ballets Africains
Jewish Woman - Emma Baron
Malluch - Ady Berber
Flavia - Marina Berti
The Corinthian - Jerry Brown
Chief of Rowers - Robert Brown
Jewish Slave in the Desert - Lando Buzzanca
Sportsman - Joe Canutt
The Byzantine - Otello Capanna
Rower No. 28 - Emile Carrer
Metellus - Richard Coleman
Senator - Antonio Corevi
Raimondo - Michael Cosmo
The Armenian - Alfredo Danesi
Quaestor - David Davies
Guest at Banquet - Carmen de Hohenlohe
Galley Officer - Victor De La Fosse
Guest at Banquet - Liana Del Balzo
Gratus - Mino Doro
Seaman - Michael Dugan
Roman Soldier Who Brings Crown to Gratus - Franco Fantasia
Marcello - Dino Fazio
Galley Officer - Enzo Fiermonte
Chariot Racer - Bob Folkerson
Roman Officer with Messala - Giuliano Gemma
Rower No. 42 - John Glenn
Gaspar - Richard Hale
Jesus - The Christ - Claude Heater
Guest at Banquet - Prince Hohenlohe
Spintho - John Horsley
The Athenian - Eddie Juaregui
Soldier - William Kiehl
Marius - Duncan Lamont
Hortator - Howard Lang
Leper - Tutte Lemkow
The Lubian - Cliff Lyons
The Syrian - Luigi Marra
Captain of Rescue Ship - Ferdy Mayne
Woman in Crowd - May McAvoy
Guest at Banquet - Nona Medici
Soldier - Furio Meniconi
Roman at Bath - Tiberio Mitri
Barca - Aldo Mozele
Starter at Race - Thomas O'Leary
Cavalry Officer - Aldo Pial
Bad Thief on Cross - Aldo Pini
Villager - Diego Pozzetto
Guest at Banquet - Prince Raimondo
Amrah - Stella Rho
Supplier to Leper Colony - Edwin Richfield
Undetermined Role - Mario Rivoltella
Officer - Hector Ross
Guest at Banquet - Emanuele Ruspoli
Rower No. 43 - Maxwell Shaw
Centurion - Noel Sheldon
Man in Nazareth - Aldo Silvani
Guard on ship - Umberto Silvestri
Galley Officer - Gianni Solaro
Oarsman - Alfred Thomas
Pilate's Servant - Pietro Tordi
Chariot Driver - Giuseppe Tosi
Aide to Tiberius - Ralph Truman
Palefrenier de la course de chars - Venantino Venantini
Jailer - Dervis Ward
Guest at Banquet - Irina Wassilchikoff
The Egyptian - Chariot Racer - Joe Yrigoyen
Roman Soldier with a Bow on Galley - Nazzareno Zamperla