Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Ten Commandments (1956): Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, Biblical Tale of the Exodus (Charlton Heston)

     Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, The Ten Commandments (1956) was a partial remake of his 1923 silent film of the same title, and tells the Biblical, Old Testament story of the Exodus... Moses' struggles with Pharaoh Rameses II and his God-given quest to free the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. The Ten Commandments was a staggering cinematic achievement for it's time, bot in special effects (the plagues, the parting of the Red Sea... ) and set design, and remains one of the most financially successful films ever made. The all-star ensemble cast is great, including Charlton Heston as Moses, Yul Brynner as Pharaoh Rameses II, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Woody Strode.

Yul Brynner as Pharaoh Rameses II

Charlton Heston as Moses

"The Ten Commandments"- movie trailer

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