The Ten Commandments (1956)
Cecil B DeMille Productions
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
The Ten Commandments dramatizes the biblical story of the life of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince who becomes the deliverer of his real brethren, the enslaved Hebrews, and therefore leads the Exodus to Mount Sinai, where he receives, from God, the Ten Commandments. The film stars Charlton Heston in the lead role, Yul Brynner as Rameses, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson as Dathan, Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, Debra Paget as Lilia, and John Derek as Joshua; and features Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Sethi, Nina Foch as Bithiah, Martha Scott as Yoshebel, Judith Anderson as Memnet, and Vincent Price as Baka, among others."
Genre': Adventure, Drama
Release date: November 8, 1956 (USA)
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenplay by: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank
Based on: "Prince of Egypt" by Dorothy Clarke Wilson; "Pillar of Fire" by J.H. Ingraham; "On Eagle's Wings" by A.E. Southon; Book of Exodus
Narrated by: Cecil B. DeMille
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography: Loyal Griggs
Edited by: Anne Bauchens
Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
* © 1956 - Paramount Pictures