Ben-Hur (1959) Poster


André Morell: Sextus



  • Sextus : You can break a man's skull, you can arrest him, you can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you control what's up here?

    [taps his head] 

    Sextus : How do you fight an idea?

  • Sextus : There's this wild man in the desert named John who drowns people in water.

  • Centurion : There's a Jew outside. He wants to see the Tribune Messala.

    Messala : I assume he has a name.

    Centurion : [sneeringly]  He says he's a prince, Prince Judah Ben-Hur.

    Messala : [loud and quickly]  Then treat him like one!


    Messala : Tell him I'll join him.

    [the centurion starts to leave, and Messala shouts again] 

    Messala : CENTURION!

    [Again quietly] 

    Messala : This was his country before it was ours. Don't forget that.

    Centurion : Yes, Tribune.

    [the centurion then goes out] 

    Sextus : That was very wise. This Judah Ben-Hur is the son of one of the wealthiest families in Judea.

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