- After the chariot race, Ben-Hur visits Marsala,
he places his laurel wreath on a chair near
the doorway. When he leaves the wreath is
missing. - pat
- There's a rumor that a red sports car can
be seen during the chariot race.
- Can someone confirm
- In some scenes at he end of the chariot-race
there are to many competitors left, since
several of them have crashed earlier in the
race. - Olav Westerman
- When Messala stands on the roof-terrace
at Ben-Hur's house after the accident with
the Consul, he takes a loose tile and throws
it to the floor. Despite we haven't seen him
throw other tiles, there lies already another
broken tile by his feet. - Olav
- When the slaves are walking through the
desert on their route to Tyros, in a couple
of scenes one can see that not Charlton Heston,
but a stand-in plays the part of Ben-Hur.
- Olav Westerman
- I forget which scene, I think it's when
a whole bunch of soldiers are lined up, you
can see a watch on one of the soldiers hands.
- Vic Cherubini
- Early in the movie when Judah Ben-Hur meets
his servant, Simonides, he removes his turban.
His hair is sweaty and flattened. As he is
speaking, the camera pans to his mother. Simonides
says his life is only meant to serve the House
of Hur. When the camera pans back to Judah,
his hair is neatly combed and dry. - Albert
- When workers are loading the baskets to
let down to the Valley of the Lepers, one
man loads two heads of lettuce onto the basket.
Just as the basket is being lowered, somebody
throws on three more heads of lettuce. When
the basket reaches the bottom, there are three
head of lettuce. What happened to the first
two? - april
- There are two scenes of people wandering
through downtown Jerusalem, one at the beginning
at the time of Joseph and Mary, and one twenty
years later when Ben-Hur returns home. The
camera focuses on Charlton Heston in the second
scene, but you can see him in the first scene
too, when Ben-Hur wasn't even born yet. -
- Last scene where Judas meets Messala, he
comes in and puts down his laurel. Going out,
the Laurel isn't there. (TV)
- Messala damages Ben-Hur's chariot by "sawing"
in it with his "Greek" wheel-hubs.
Yet, when Ben-Hur drives up to Pontius the
Pilot to receive his prize after the race,
his chariot is undamaged. - Olav
- Comment: It
is not a "Greek" chariot Messala
drives, but a "beaked" chariot,
referring to the vicious beak-like steel
cutting blades on the hubs of the wheels.