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The Ten Commandments
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The Ten Commandments 1956

From Amazon: Legendary silent film director Cecil B. DeMille didn't much alter the way he made movies after sound came in, and this 1956 biblical drama is proof of that. While graced with such 1950s niceties as VistaVision and Technicolor, The Ten Commandments (DeMille had already filmed an earlier version in 1923) has an anachronistic, impassioned style that finds lead actors Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner expressively posing while hundreds of extras writhe either in the presence of God's power or from orgiastic heat. DeMille, as always, plays both sides of the fence as far as sin goes, surrounding Heston's Moses with worshipful music and...

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Cecil B. DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
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No image existsAeneas MacKenzie
No image existsJesse Lasky Jr.
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No image existsJack Gariss
No image existsCharlton Heston
No image existsYul Brynner
No image existsAnne Baxter
No image existsYvonne De Carlo
No image existsNina Foch
No image existsJohn Derek
No image existsH.B. Warner
No image existsHenry Wilcoxon
No image existsJudith Anderson
John CarradineJohn Carradine
No image existsDouglass Dumbrille
No image existsCedric Hardwicke
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Vincent PriceVincent Price
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The Ten Commandments Movie Review by Dash Riprock (4/13/2012)

Hold your horses! Don't get me wrong. I'm not ridiculing Christianity here. But, Holy Mother of God! The Ten Commandments was gloriously, outrageously, right over-the-top BAD!

From some of the most laughable dialog under the sun to the blatancy of DeMille's visual sexual innuendoes (aimed at his long-time mistress), the...

(complete The Ten Commandments review by Dash Riprock)

The Ten Commandments Movie Review by Mike Thomas (4/4/2010)

A Disclaimer: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is my favoritest movie - ever.

Cecille B. DeMille loved this movie so much that he did it in 1923, then in 1956, giving it the full Hollywood treatment. Big stars, big sets, cast of thousands, and cutting edge, Oscar-winning special effects, most of which are still used as templates...

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The Ten Commandments Movie Review by William (7/28/2009)

If you like bible movies, or if you believe in the bible, this movie will interest you. This bible epic focuses on the life and times of Moses as presented in the holy scriptures. This epic tale stars Charlton Heston as Moses, and he is perfect. Yul Brynner is Pharaoh, a man who is willingly to destroy Moses. The film also...

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