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2s125 BEN-HUR 5.5x8.5 still '25 great close up of Francis X. Bushman as Messala in costume!

Date Sold 11/15/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" [14 x 22 cm] Movie Still (Learn More)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the classic 1925 Fred Niblo & Alfred Raboch silent religious epic ("A tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace"; "A tale of the life of Christ"; "Never will I forget thee"; "A doomed slave, his spirit was unbroken"; "The Great Chariot Race"; "Before the chariot race... Esther bids godspeed to Ben-Hur"; "Produced from the scenario of Carey Wilson. Adaptation by June Mathis"; "From the novel published and copyrighted by Harper and Brothers"; "From the immortal novel by Gen. Lew Wallace"; it includes the famous sea battle and chariot race that the later version of this movie is most famous for) starring Ramon Novarro (in the title role as Ben-Hur), Betty Bronson (as Mary), May McAvoy (as Esther), Francis X. Bushman (as Messala), Carmel Myers (as Iras), Kathleen Key (as Tirzah), Frank Currier, Claire McDowell, Clark Gable (as a Roman guard; in one of his 14 uncredited roles prior to making his real debut in 1931's "The Painted Desert"), and Claude Payton (in the title role as Jesus Christ). Note that this movie was advertised as being "Filmed in its entirety in Italy", but actually, several of the scenes were filmed in Hollywood!
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Important Added Info: Note that this still has been trimmed and it now measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" [14 x 22 cm].

Condition: good. The still was trimmed around Bushman's figure. There are three punch holes in the left and small paper loss in the left border. But this great still can still be displayed and enjoyed as it is!
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