The Ten Commandments (1956) Full Movie

The Ten Commandments
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The Ten Commandments (1956) : Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

Title The Ten Commandments (1956)
Release Date Oct 05, 1956
Genres ,
Production Company Paramount, Motion Picture Associates
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson
Plot Keywords moses, israel, egypt, miracle, slavery, ten commandments, bible, epic, religion, judaism, ancient egypt, old testament, pharaoh, passover, 13th century bc
Moses
Moses
Charlton Heston
Rameses
Rameses
Yul Brynner
Nefretiri
Nefretiri
Anne Baxter
Dathan
Dathan
Edward G. Robinson
Sephora
Sephora
Yvonne De Carlo
Lilia
Lilia
Debra Paget
Joshua
Joshua
John Derek
Sethi
Sethi
Cedric Hardwicke
Bithiah
Bithiah
Nina Foch
Yochabel
Yochabel
Martha Scott
Memnet
Memnet
Judith Anderson
Baka
Baka
Vincent Price
Aaron
Aaron
John Carradine
Miriam
Miriam
Olive Deering
Jannes
Jannes
Douglass Dumbrille
Abiram
Abiram
Frank De Kova
Pentaur
Pentaur
Henry Wilcoxon
Jethro
Jethro
Eduard Franz
Mered
Mered
Donald Curtis
Hur Ben Caleb
Hur Ben Caleb
Lawrence Dobkin
Amminadab
Amminadab
H.B. Warner
Elisheba
Elisheba
Julia Faye
Jethro's Daughter
Jethro's Daughter
Lisa Mitchell
Jethro's Daughter
Jethro's Daughter
Noelle Williams
Jethro's Daughter
Jethro's Daughter
Joanna Merlin
Jethro's Daughter
Jethro's Daughter
Pat Richard
Jethro's Daughter
Jethro's Daughter
Joyce van der Veen
Jethro's Daughter
Jethro's Daughter
Diane Hall
Rameses' Charioteer
Rameses' Charioteer
Abbas El Boughdadly
The Infant Moses
The Infant Moses
Fraser Clarke Heston
The Blind One
The Blind One
John Miljan
Simon
Simon
Francis McDonald
Rameses I
Rameses I
Ian Keith
Eleazar
Eleazar
Paul De Rolf
King of Ethiopia
King of Ethiopia
Woody Strode
Gershom
Gershom
Tommy Duran
Rameses' Son
Rameses' Son
Eugene Mazzola
Korah
Korah
Ramsay Hill
Korah's Wife
Korah's Wife
Joan Woodbury
Princess Tharbis
Princess Tharbis
Esther Brown
(as Rushti Abaza)
(as Rushti Abaza)
Rushdy Abaza
Slave Woman / Hebrew at Golden Calf / Hebrew at Rameses' Gate
Slave Woman / Hebrew at Golden Calf / Hebrew at Rameses' Gate
Dorothy Adams
High Ranking Officer / Taskmaster / Slave / Officer
High Ranking Officer / Taskmaster / Slave / Officer
Eric Alden
Sheik of Hazerath
Sheik of Hazerath
E.J. André
Little Miriam
Little Miriam
Babette Bain
Taskmaster
Taskmaster
Baynes Barron
Taskmaster / Red-Bearded Slave
Taskmaster / Red-Bearded Slave
Kay Bell
Guardian of the Prince / Court Woman / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Mother
Guardian of the Prince / Court Woman / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Mother
Mary Benoit
Commander of the Hosts
Commander of the Hosts
Henry Brandon
Eleazar as an Adult
Eleazar as an Adult
Robert Carson
Little Boy in Exodus (as Robert Clark)
Little Boy in Exodus (as Robert Clark)
Bobby Clark
Whip-Scarred Brick-Carrier / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent
Whip-Scarred Brick-Carrier / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent
Rus Conklin
Amalekite Herder (as Touch Connors)
Amalekite Herder (as Touch Connors)
Mike Connors
Sheik of Sinai
Sheik of Sinai
Henry Corden
Woman of the Court
Woman of the Court
Edna Mae Cooper
Corporal
Corporal
Kem Dibbs
Slave Woman / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor
Slave Woman / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor
Maude Fealy
The Blind One's Granddaughter
The Blind One's Granddaughter
Mimi Gibson
Trojan Ambassador (uncredited)
Trojan Ambassador (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon
Slave
Slave
Diane Gump
Court Lady in Pool
Court Lady in Pool
Nancy Hale
Court Lady / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Wife of Overseer
Court Lady / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Wife of Overseer
June Jocelyn
Old Hebrew at Moses' House / Hebrew Toward Corridor
Old Hebrew at Moses' House / Hebrew Toward Corridor
Richard Kean
Pretty Slave Girl
Pretty Slave Girl
Gail Kobe
Foreman
Foreman
Fred Kohler Jr.
Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Slave
Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Slave
Kenneth MacDonald
Chief Driver
Chief Driver
Peter Mamakos
Tuya
Tuya
Irene Martin
Hebrew at Golden Calf / Nobleman
Hebrew at Golden Calf / Nobleman
George Melford
Architect's Assistant
Architect's Assistant
John Merton
Architect's Assistant
Architect's Assistant
Amena Mohamed
Hebrew Woman / Slave Woman
Hebrew Woman / Slave Woman
Paula Morgan
Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Slave / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent
Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Slave / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent
Dorothy Neumann
Sheik of Rephidim
Sheik of Rephidim
John Parrish
Taskmaster / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Taskmaster / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Rodd Redwing
Fan Bearer
Fan Bearer
Addison Richards
Hebrew at Golden Calf / Courtier / Slave / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Overseer
Hebrew at Golden Calf / Courtier / Slave / Hebrew at Dathan's Tent / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Overseer
Keith Richards
Slave (uncredited)
Slave (uncredited)
Hal Sherman
Slave / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Slave / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Marcoreta Starr
Lugal
Lugal
Onslow Stevens
Sardinian Captain
Sardinian Captain
Clint Walker
Hebrew at Golden Calf / Young Woman / Hebrew in Exodus
Hebrew at Golden Calf / Young Woman / Hebrew in Exodus
Amanda Webb
Wazir
Wazir
Frank Wilcox
Slave / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Slave / Hebrew at Crag and Corridor / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Jeane Wood
Old Hebrew at Moses' House
Old Hebrew at Moses' House
Luis Alberni
Slave
Slave
Lillian Albertson
Lady from Edon / Priestess / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Lady from Edon / Priestess / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Barbara Aler
Taskmaster
Taskmaster
Michael Ansara
Slave
Slave
William Bagdad
Slave Child
Slave Child
Lesley-Marie Colburn
Court Lady / Slave
Court Lady / Slave
Fairy Cunningham
Grease Woman
Grease Woman
Kay Hammond
Court Lady in Pool
Court Lady in Pool
Mary Ellen Kay
Spearman / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Spearman / Hebrew at Golden Calf
Robert Vaughn
Hebrew at Crag and Corridor (uncredited)
Hebrew at Crag and Corridor (uncredited)
Alan Wells
Narrator
Narrator
Cecil B. DeMille
Chariot Driver
Chariot Driver
Richard Farnsworth

Reviews

  • Cat Ellington

    (The King of Egypt - with his sword drawn - and his Queen, together, converse about killing Moses, servant of the Most High God) ... Queen Nefretiri: 'Bring it back to me, stained with his blood!' Pharoah Rameses: 'I will... to mingle with your own!' Inspired by the Book of Exodus, this Cecil B. DeMille-directed, Academy Award-winning biblical epic, the seventh most successful film of all-time, needs no further analysis. Among the undisputed, where exceptionally classic one-liners are concerned, The Ten Commandments is a timeless generational masterpiece, and a National Film Registry-honored landmark of the Hollywood cinema industry ... Period. Five out of five glittering stars.

  • John Chard

    His God "is" God! The Ten Commandments is at the top end of Hollywood historical epics. It was to be Cecil B. DeMille's last ever directing assignment and he bows out with a gargantuan epic that to this day stands as a testament to his brilliant talent as one of the masters of epic film making. The story cribs from a number of biblical sources, some of which are hokum and not to be taken as a religio lesson, but basically it tells the tale of Moses (Charlton Heston) and how he came to lead the Israelites to their exodus from Egypt - culminating in his delivering of God's own Ten Commandments to the people. No expense is spared, with a top line ensemble cast being joined by over 25,000 extras. The wide-screen special effects work dazzles the eyes, the direction of ginormous crowd sequences impressive, and an ebullient spectacle is never far away in what is a picture running at three hours thirty minutes (add ten for the glory of an intermission). It would have been easy for the cast to get lost amongst such a large scale production, but the principals shine bright and make telling characteristic marks. Heston was born for the Moses role, Yul Brynner absolutely excels as Moses' silky and sulky nemesis - Rameses, Anne Baxter gives Nefretiri a beauteous and villainous twin arc, which in turn is counterpointed by Yvonne De Carlo's sultry yet homely Sephora (wife of Moses). Elsewhere we get Debra Paget filling out a trio of gorgeous lady stars, where as Lilia she does determined and heartfelt oomph as a woman yearning to be freed from male dominance. Edward G. Robinson (Dathan) and Vincent Price (Baka) camp it up and have a good time, while Cedric Hardwicke (Sethi) turns in a heartfelt old Pharaoh and John Derek as Joshua, Moses' underling, does surprisingly well given the enormity of the character trajectory. As the music (Elmer Bernstein) swirls and thunders we are treated to Loyal Griggs' colour photography that pings out the screen and brings to life expert costuming. John Fulton's special effects work won him the Academy Award, and even though a couple look creaky these days, they all still today hold great entertaining spectacle worth. While the sheer gusto of the performances overcomes some less than stellar dialogue. Lavish yet vulgar, hokey yet magnificent, this maty not be the greatest historical epic ever made, but it booms loud and proud and is an utter joy for like minded fans of the genre's output. 9/10