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    Ben-Hur (MGM, 1926). Lobby Card Set (8) (11" X 14"). The story behind the filming of this 1926 silent epic is now part of Hollywood folklore. The multiple problems that MGM faced during the four years of filming the picture were worse than a biblical plaque. The cast and production crew, including the director and the original male lead, were all changed. Vast amounts of money were wasted on troublesome location shooting in Italy and then most of the footage couldn't be used. On top of all this, a huge part of the film's profits were eaten up by the 50% royalty deal negotiated for the rights to Lew Wallace's novel. With all this being said, "Ben-Hur" remains one of the milestones of cinema history and the film's two great highlights, the sea battle and the legendary chariot race, set new benchmarks for the films that followed. Very Fine.

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    March, 2004
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