William Wyler's 'Ben Hur', 1959 - Charlton Heston stars as Judah Ben Hur, a wealthy Jewish prince in Jersalem. Early on, he welcomes back Messala (Stephen Boyd) an old friend who's the new commander of the Roman Legion. They find they have divergent political views. When the governor is accidentally injured by a loose tile in front of Judah's home; Messala sends Ben Hur to the galley's. Judah's saga begins. . .