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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ


The advertising tag "four years in the making" is usually so much press-agent puffery. In the case of the 1926 silent version of [[Feature~V150303~Ben Hur~benhur]], it was the unvarnished truth--and the filmmakers had the scars to prove it. The story behind the film is now part of Hollywood folklore: the cast and production crew changes (star [[Performer~P74446~George Walsh~georgewalsh]] summarily dumped in favor of [[Performer~P51981~Roman Novarro~ramonnovarro]], director [[Performer~P82708~Charles J...more