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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments
  • 1956
  • US
  • 220 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Cecil B DeMille
  • Written by: Joseph Holt Ingraham (novel Pillar of Fire), AE Southon (novel On Eagle's Wings), Dorothy Clarke Wilson (novel Prince of Egypt), ├ćneas MacKenzie, Jesse L Lasky, Jr, Jack Gariss, Fredric M Frank
  • Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke

The Big Biblical tale from one of Hollywood's craziest bastards. Self-righteous, pompous, overblown and overlong, there's nevertheless much to admire in DeMille's epic, not least the parting of the Red Sea sequence - truly something of a stunner, still.

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