1956 movie recounting the biblical story of Moses freeing the Hebrews from Egypt


The Ten Commandments (1956 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American epic film that dramatized the biblical story of the Exodus, in which the Hebrew-born Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince, becomes the deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. The film, released by Paramount Pictures in VistaVision on October 5, 1956, was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starred Charlton Heston in the lead role, Yul Brynner as his adoptive brother, Pharaoh Rameses II, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson as Dathan, Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, Debra Paget as Lilia, and John Derek as Joshua. The supporting cast includes Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Pharaoh Seti I, Nina Foch as Bithiah, Martha Scott as Yoshebel, Judith Anderson as Memnet, Vincent Price as Baka, and John Carradine as Aaron. ..."

Cast and Crew

Yul BrynnerRameses
Charlton HestonMoses

Video Products

The Ten Commandments, 1 Apr 2003
The Ten Commandments - Special Collector's Edition, 9 Mar 2004
2 discs, includes new 6-part documentary and commentary by author/historian Katherine Orrison


Freedom's Flicks: The 20 Best Libertarian Movies of all Time, Nov 1999
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
"14. The Ten Commandments (1956, tie). Moses (Charlton Heston) leads the Israelites out of slavery to Pharaoh (played with bald-headed bravado by Yul Brynner). Then on Mt. Sinai, God gives Moses the Decalogue, including the favorites of libertarians: 'Thou shalt not steal' and 'Thou shalt not covet.'"
Those Awards, by Murray Rothbard, The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, Jan 1994
Commentary about the Oscars, with negative remarks about Schindler's List, which Rothbard admits not seeing, and The Piano
"... anyone who tries to Learn About History by going to a Hollywood movie deserves to have his head examined. Did we really learn the true story of Moses by watching Charlton Heston, or by seeing the great Yul Brynner, as Pharaoh, say finally, in his Siberian accent, after being visited by the plagues, 'Go, Moses, take your people and go'?"
Related Topics: The Oscars, Schindler's List


The Ten Commandments (1956) Trailer, 1956
A long introduction by Cecil B. DeMille