Judah Ben-Hur, son of a prince of Jerusalem, is thrown into slavery in the Roman galleys by his boyhood friend, yet he lives to become a free, wealthy man – a charioteer champion of Rome – and he is out for revenge against his former friend the Roman Messala.  Judah must search for his mother and sister, last heard of imprisoned in the grim Antonia fortress, learn to forgive the past and make a desperate effort to succour Christ on the day of crucifixion. With black and white photos from the M.G.M. epic.