The Ten Commandments

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 89% Audience Score 87%

In theatres:
  • October 5, 1956
On DVD: March 30, 1999
Running time: 3h 40m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Following the life story of Moses, from the time he's discovered floating in the bullrushes as a baby by the pharoah's daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians.

As Pharoah's adopted son, Moses (Charlton Heston) lives a good life, but when he discovers his true Hebrew heritage, he decides to try to make life better for his people. Banished by his jealous half-brother Rameses (Yul Brynner), Moses later returns to Pharoah's court, saying he's had a message from God warning the Egyptians to free the Hebrews. Rameses doesn't give in until after the Deadly Plagues have decimated Egypt.

When the Hebrews reach the Red Sea, they discover Rameses has gone back on his word and that he's planning to kill them all.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, Martha Scott, Eduard Franz, Olive Deering, Donald Curtis, Douglas Dumbrille, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank DeKova, H.B. Warner, Henry Wilcoxon, Julia Faye, John Miljan, Michael Ansara
Writer(s): ├ćneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank

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