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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments(1956)

Also Known As: Prince of Egypt |

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To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.

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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 8 Nov 1956; Los Angeles premiere: 14 Nov 1956; Chicago opening: 20 Nov 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [VistaVision]
A Cecil B. DeMille Production
UCLA; AFI Library*
UCLA=16mm print R-A3-370-1, M47990; AFI Library=commercial videotape
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  219 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  19,778    
Duration(reels):  24    

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  • Superb commandments

    Doriano Pulpito 2014-09-09

    I saw The Ten Commandment I saw 8 years old.And I feel such emotion in my life every time that I see it since first time to now I saw it more 5 hundred... MORE>

  • Flawed Masterpiece

    Radcliffe Bond 2014-08-28

    The first half of this movie is excellent. The combination of studio and location shooting is masterful. The acting by a large group of veteran character... MORE>

  • Ten Commandments

    Denise 2012-04-10

    A childhood favorite. I think it's a great movie that tells the story well. The cast all did a terrific job at making the story enjoyable. It's a... MORE>