The actors and sets are superb.
Takes "fourever." Though Heston isn't bad, and Brynerr is boss, the FX are the real star.
over 3 years
I only watched for Vincent Price. 3 1/2 stars for inaccuracies.
Love this biblical story. Not sure everything's from the Bible but most of it is faithful.
The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American epic film that dramatized the biblical story of the Exodus, in which the Hebrew-born Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince, becomes the deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. The film, released by Paramount Pictures in VistaVision on October 5, 1956, was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starred Charlton Heston in the lead role, Yul Brynner as his adoptive brother, Pharaoh Rameses II, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson as Dathan, Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, Debra Paget as Lilia, and John Derek as Joshua. The supporting cast includes Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Pharaoh Seti I, Nina Foch as Bithiah, Martha Scott as Yochabel, Judith Anderson as Memnet, Vincent Price as Baka, and John Carradine as Aaron.
The Ten Commandments, which DeMille narrated, was the last film that he ever directed. He was set to direct his own remake of The Buccaneer, but his final illness forced him to relinquish the directing chores to his son-in-law, actor Anthony Quinn....