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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
Paramount Pictures is proud to announce the return of the greatest motion picture of all time! (1966 re-release)
Released in the USA on October 05 of 1956, «The Ten Commandments» (also known as "Dieci comandamenti, I", "Zehn Gebote, Die") is a Drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and written by Fredric M. Frank, Jack Gariss, J.H. Ingraham, Jesse Lasky Jr., Æneas MacKenzie, A.E. Southon and Dorothy Clarke Wilson . Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner are starring, alongside Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo and Debra Paget.
Directed by
Cecil B. DeMille

Written by
Fredric M. Frank
Jack Gariss and Æneas MacKenzie

Novel "Pillar of Fire"
J.H. Ingraham

As Jesse L. Lasky Jr.
Jesse Lasky Jr.

Novel "On Eagle's Wing"
A.E. Southon

Novel "Prince of Egypt"
Dorothy Clarke Wilson

Cecil B. DeMille

Associate producer
Henry Wilcoxon

Despite its epic scale, the Moses (Charlton Heston) story only takes up about the first third of the film. After that, the story changes to a modern setting involving living by the lessons of the commandments. Two brothers make opposite decisions, one, John, to follow his mother's teaching of The Ten Commandments and become a poor carpenter, and the other, Danny, to break every one of them and rise to the top. The film shows his unchecked immorality to be momentarily gainful, but ultimately disastrous.

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Who is the director of "The Ten Commandments"?

Cecil B. DeMille was an American producer, director, writer, and actor.

"The Ten Commandments" was released in 1956, when DeMille was 75 years of age.

Cecil B. DeMille has directed movies such as "Cleopatra", released in 1934, "The Only Son"(1914), "Chimmie Fadden"(1915), "For Better, for Worse"(1919), "Triumph"(1924), and "Four Frightened People"(1934).

Cecil B. DeMille and Charlton Heston have worked together on "The Greatest Show on Earth", released in 1952 portraying Brad Braden, "The Greatest Show on Earth"(1952) as Brad Braden.

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What was the release date of "The Ten Commandments"?

"The Ten Commandments" was initially released on Friday, October 05, 1956, in the United States. Another film released on Friday, October 05, 1956 is "Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer" (dir. Albert C. Gannaway and Ismael Rodríguez)

Release date in the United States:
  • Friday, October 05, 1956
Release date in the United Kingdom:
  • Monday, December 03, 1956

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Ramses II
[To Nefretiri] You will be mine, like my dog, or my horse, or my falcon, except that I shall love you more - and trust you less.

Moses  (Charlton Heston)
A city is made of brick, Pharaoh. The strong make many. The weak make few. The dead make none. So much for accusations.

Moses  (Charlton Heston)
There is a beauty beyond the senses, Nefretiri. Beauty like the quiet of green valleys and still waters. Beauty of the spirit that you cannot understand.

Technical Details

Release date:
United States United States    October, 05, 1956  
United Kingdom United Kingdom    December, 03, 1956  
France France    January, 17, 1958  
Germany Germany    February, 17, 1958  
Italy Italy    June, 29, 1957  
Japan Japan    March, 05, 1958  
Sound mix:70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)
Dolby Digital (1998 re-release)
Dolby (1989 re-release)
Mono (35 mm prints)
Tagline:"The Greatest Event in Motion Picture History"
"It would take more than a man to lead the slaves from bondage. It would take a God."
"Paramount Pictures is proud to announce the return of the greatest motion picture of all time! (1966 re-release)"
Also known as:

"Zehn Gebote, Die"


"Dieci comandamenti, I"

Country:United States United States
Filming location:
EgyptAbu Rudeis
Runtime:3h 40min (220min)
United States United States    G (1972)
United Kingdom United Kingdom    U
Canada Canada    PG
Germany Germany    16
Spain Spain    T
Australia Australia    G

*Sources: Motion Picture Associates, Paramount Pictures and Wikipedia
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