Our librarian ST Harker goes back to Jesus times to follow the story of Jewish Charlton Heston as he gets betrayed and makes his way through life as a slave and gladiator.
Jordan - Banned for actress Haya Harareet's nationality (Israeli) and because Jordanian officials traditionally banned films perceived to be pro-Israeli.
China - Banned under the regime of Mao Zedong for containing "propaganda of superstitious beliefs, namely Christianity." (Never given permission to screen)
Ben-Hur. Directed by William Wyler, Performances by Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, and Stephen Boyd, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1959.
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"Ben-Hur (1959)." TCM.com. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/415095/Ben-Hur/notes.html
Yingjin, Zhang (1999). Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 1922–1943. Stanford University Press.
"Dances and Dames." Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/