The Ten Commandments Movie Review 1956

Information and Film Reviews for The Ten Commandments the Movie

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3.5 4.0 from 2 reviews

DeMille's remake of his 1923 silent classic (and his last film) is a lavish Biblical epic that tells the life story of Moses, who turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom outside of Egypt. Exceptional cast, with Fraser Heston (son of Charlton) as the baby Moses. Parting of Red Sea rivals any modern special effects. A 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition is available uncut at 245 minutes, in widescreen format and Dolby Surround stereo, and 1,000 copies of an Autographed Limited Edition that includes an engraved bronze plaque and an imprinted card written and personally signed by Charlton Heston are also available.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 219 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adapted from the Bible, Historical Drama, This Is Your Life, Top Grossing Films of 1956, Religious Epics
Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky, Frederic M. Frank, Jack Gariss
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, Nina Foch, John Derek, H.B. Warner, Henry Wilcoxon, Judith Anderson, John Carradine, Douglass Dumbrille, Cedric Hardwicke, Martha Scott, Vincent Price, Debra Paget
Loyal Griggs
Cecil B. DeMille
Elmer Bernstein
Paramount Pictures


Natl. Film Reg. 1999.

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