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The Ten Commandments
- Charlton Heston

Overview - This spectacular biblical epic from legendary showman Cecil B. DeMille tells the story of Moses from his infancy to the triumphant moment when he led the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. The film begins as the pharaoh's daughter (Yvonne De Carlo) discovers the abandoned infant Moses and takes him to the shelter of her family.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This spectacular biblical epic from legendary showman Cecil B. DeMille tells the story of Moses from his infancy to the triumphant moment when he led the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. The film begins as the pharaoh's daughter (Yvonne De Carlo) discovers the abandoned infant Moses and takes him to the shelter of her family. Charlton Heston stars as the young man raised by the pharaoh as an Egyptian prince. Moses is righteous and kind, the favored successor to the kingdom, which results in the deep-seated jealousy of Prince Rameses (Yul Brynner). Rameses and Moses compete for the throne and the love of the young princess, Nefretiri (Anne Baxter), until Moses learns the truth about his origins and joins the Jewish slaves in their fight for freedom. After receiving the Ten Commandments from God, Moses helps free the Jews from the pharaoh's tyrannical rule, surmounting all obstacles in his way--including the parting of the Red Sea, in one of the movie's most famous scenes. Cecil B. DeMille's extravagant final film--and remake of his silent 1923 version--is a legendary combination of the master showman's love of historical realism, spectacle, lavish scenic design, and dizzying crowd sequences. The exodus alone is a stunning feat of modern cinema, featuring thousands of actors trekking through the arid desert as Pharaoh's chariots chase after them.

Awards:
1956 - Academy Awards - Best Special Effects Winner

Cast List

Judith Anderson - Australian actress, REBECCA
Dame Judith Anderson - Australian actress, REBECCA
Frances Margaret Anderson - Australian actress, REBECCA
John Derek - American Actor/Director/Cinematographer
Nina Foch - American Actress
Nina Consuelo Maud Fock - American Actress
Jack Gariss - Screenwriter\1950s
Anne Baxter - Oscar-winning actress, ALL ABOUT EVE
Debra Paget - American Actress/50s
Debrahlee Griffin - American Actress/50s
Yvonne De Carlo - Actress, THE MUNSTERS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Peggy Yvonne Middleton - Actress, THE MUNSTERS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Martha Scott - American Actress
Charlton Heston - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charles Carter - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charlton Easton - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Cecil B. DeMille - American Director/Producer, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
Cecil Blount DeMille - American Director/Producer, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
Ray Moyer - Set Decorator
Elmer Bernstein - Composer, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Henry Wilcoxon - British Actor, producer
Fredric M. Frank - American Screenwriter
John Carradine - American actor, BLUEBEARD (1944)
John Peter Richmond - American actor, BLUEBEARD (1944)
Richmond Reed Carradine - American actor, BLUEBEARD (1944)
Aeneas MacKenzie - Screenwriter\1940s-1950s
H.B. Warner - British Actor
Sam Comer - American Set Decorator
Loyal Griggs - American Director of Photography
Peverell Marley - DeMille-era cinematographer
Dorothy Jeakins
John F. Warren - Cinematographer
Jack Warren - Cinematographer
Anne Bauchens - Editor
Edith Head - Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING
Arnold Friberg - Costumes\1950s
Hal Pereira - Production Designer
John R. Jensen - Art Director/Costumes
John Jensen - Art Director/Costumes
Cedric Hardwicke - British actor,THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE.../THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Sir Cedric Hardwicke - British actor,THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE.../THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Cedric Webster Hardwicke - British actor,THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE.../THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Jesse Lasky Jr.
Edward G. Robinson - Romanian-born actor, LITTLE CAESAR
Emanual Goldenberg - Romanian-born actor, LITTLE CAESAR
Vincent Price - American actor, author
Yul Brynner - Actor/International
Youl Bryner - Actor/International
W. Wallace Kelley - Process Photography
Walter Tyler - Art Director
Ralph Jester - Costume Designer

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429258328
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: NR
  • Release Date: January 2017

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Notes:
This 1956 extravaganza is Cecil B. DeMille's remake of his own 1923 film. It was his final film. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999. The infant Moses is portrayed by Fraser Heston, Charlton's real-life son. In July 1995, the fiberglass tablets (containing the commandments) that Charlton Heston carried in the film were auctioned off for $81,700 at Christie's. Cecil B. DeMille also appears in a brief prologue discussing the film. In HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART ONE, Mel Brooks, portraying Moses, comes down from the mountain with three tablets containing 15 commandments but drops one of them.

Reviews:
"...Laughs, thrills, and a cheap, secular sort of wonderment....Genuinely dramatic work..." -- Rating: B+ - 09/17/1999 Entertainment Weekly, pp.84-5


"...The prologue has tremendous sweep and scale..." - 12/31/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C16


"It's well-made, kitschy fun put across by special effects that retain a thrilling visual power..." - 03/05/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.54-5


"[It] remains the definitive Biblical epic." - 09/01/2004 Uncut, p.138

 
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