The only thing that doesn’t work is when Gregory Peck says to Charlton Heston, “Now tell me, Leach…what did we prove?” No rhetorical summation necessary. Director William Wyler‘s decision to shoot most of the scrap from a fair distance, making the combatants look small and rather silly, said it all. This scene, also great, has a similar point. How many mano e mano scenes have been filmed, ever, in which the idea is to show how lame and pathetic fighting is?