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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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A staged fire on one of the ships got out of control. Armor-clad extras had to jump in the water. There is conflicting information as to whether any of them were killed.
At $3.9 million, the most expensive silent movie ever.
Despite the fact that there is nudity in this film, it was passed by censors of that time because it dealt with Christianity, as it was originating.
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National Film Registry

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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