By John McGreevey. From the book by Lew Wallace.
Cast: 10m., 10w., and extras, fewer with doubling. Unjustly denounced as a crimianal by a false friend, Ben-Hur is sent as a slave to the galleys and his mother and sister are thrown into prison, where they are infected with leprosy. Ben-Hur saves the life of a nobel Roman and becomes his adopted son and heir. Learning that his mother and sister have been healed by a Nazarene, Ben-Hur seeks Him out to learn at the foot of the Cross of another Kingdom.