Ben-Hur Review - NJ

NJ: And although the usual answer seems to be, "To make more money," that's never answer enough.

"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," published in 1880, was one of the biggest best-sellers of the 19th century. It gave birth to plays (complete with onstage chariot races) and eventually films – including a 1925 silent spectacular and an even more epic 1959 Oscar winner.

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