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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by J.J. Cohn and Rex Ingram and produced by Louis B. Mayer.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

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Producer Irving Thalberg was short of "hedonist slave girls", so he called up Hal Roach and Mack Sennett to ask a favor: to loan out their famous "Bathing Beauties". They were happy to oblige, as many girls were making their film debuts. Among the group of 20 or so girls who eventually appeared in the film: Janet Gaynor, Carole Lombard, Fay Wray and Joyzelle Joyner.
Second-unit director B. Reeves Eason had 62 assistants when working on the chariot race.
Clark Gable and then future wife Carole Lombard first met in late 1924 while working as extras on the set of this film. They would run into each other off and on again for the next year and a half (the two also appeared as extras in the epic The Johnstown Flood), but would not formally meet until 1931.
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Released 1925
Inducted 1997
(Silent)




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Also directed by Fred Niblo




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Also produced by Louis B. Mayer




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