The Ten Commandments Poster

Release Date: 1956

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 1999

G|3 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and -- with the aid of plagues and divine intervention -- manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G. Robinson, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Hardwicke

Director: Cecil DeMille

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Sacrifice, Emotional, Melodramatic, Escape, Rise

Awards

Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Special Effects
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama