The Ten Commandments

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The Ten Commandments (1956)

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Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writers: Æneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank.

Score: 6.9/10 from 107 votes
Release Date: 1956-10-05
Status: Released
Run time: 220 min / 3:40
Budget: $13,000,000
Revenue: $65,000,000
Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, Motion Picture Associates
Production Country: United States of America


Casts

Charlton Heston
as Moses
Anne Baxter
as Nofretete
Yul Brynner
as Ramses
Edward G. Robinson
as Dathan
Yvonne De Carlo
as Sephora
Debra Paget
as Lilia
Nina Foch
as Bithiah
Martha Scott
as Yochabel
Judith Anderson
as Memnet
Vincent Price
as Baka
John Carradine
as Aaron
Douglass Dumbrille
as Jannes
Frank Dekova
as Abiram
Henry Wilcoxon
as Pentaur
Cedric Hardwicke
as Sethi
John Derek
as Joshua
Vincent Price
as Baka
John Carradine
as Aaron
Olive Deering
as Miriam
Douglass Dumbrille
as Jannes
Frank Dekova
as Abiram
Eduard Franz
as Jethro
Donald Curtis
as Mered
Lawrence Dobkin
as Hur Ben Caleb
Woody Strode
as King of Ethiopia
Joan Woodbury
as Korah's Wife
Henry Brandon
as Commander of the Hosts
Clint Walker
as Sardinian Captain
Luis Alberni
as Old Hebrew
Michael Ansara
as Taskmaster
Terence De Marney
as Hebrew at Rameses' Gate
Richard Farnsworth
as Chariot Driver
Gavin Gordon
as Trojan Ambassador
Patricia Hitchcock
as Court Lady
Michael Mark
as Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Old Man
Gordon Mitchell
as Egyptian Guard
George Robotham
as Attendant
Robert Vaughn
as Spearman / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
as Slave
Mike Connors
as Amalekite Herder (as Touch Connors)
Henry Corden
as Sheik of Sinai
Mimi Gibson
as Little Egyptian Girl

Crew

Directing Cecil B. DeMille Director
Writing J.H. Ingraham Novel
Writing A.E. Southon Novel
Writing Dorothy Clarke Wilson Novel
Writing Æneas MacKenzie Screenplay
Writing Jesse Lasky Jr. Screenplay
Writing Jack Gariss Screenplay
Production Cecil B. DeMille Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Loyal Griggs Director of Photography
Editing Anne Bauchens Editor
Production Bert McKay Casting
Writing Fredric M. Frank Screenplay
Production Henry Wilcoxon Producer
Art Albert Nozaki Art Direction
Art Hal Pereira Art Direction
Art Walter H. Tyler Art Direction

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