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Ben Hur (Dir. Fred Niblo, 1925)   (Screening format – not known, 143mins)  The very embodiment of epic film-making, the story of Judah Ben-Hur (Ramon Novarro)’s struggle for revenge against former childhood friend Messala (Francis X Bushman).  Renowned for the famous climactic chariot race but featuring an equally impressive naval battle, the story behind the making of the film is almost as epic as the film itself.  The crowd scene extras for the chariot race included a veritable who’s-who of Hollywood stars.  Find out more at Wikipedia     Live musical accompaniment with Carl Davis and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra     Symphony Hall, Birmingham    Link