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Title The ten commandments [videorecording] / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by ├ćneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    TEN    In Transit +1 HOLD
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 2 videodiscs (231 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs, fully restored.
Language English (Dolby digital 5.1 surround) (2.0 surround), French (mono), Portuguese (mono) or Spanish (2.0 surround) dialogue; optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles ; closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Cast Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine.
Credits Director of photography, Loyal Griggs; art direction, Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler, Albert Nozaki ; choreography, Leroy Prinz, Ruth Godfrey ; edited by Anne Bauchens ; music by Elmer Bernstein.
Summary Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.
Contents Disc 1: Feature film [part 1] (136 min.) -- Special features: optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison ; Disc 2: Feature film [part 2] (96 min.) -- Special features: optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison -- Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer.
Audience Rating: G.
Note "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures." -- opening credits
Originally produced in 1956.
Awards Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton), 1957 Academy Awards (U.S.A.) ; Nominee, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, 1957 Academy Awards.
Named to the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress.
Subject Moses (Biblical leader) -- Drama.
Ten commandments -- Drama.
Bible. Old Testament -- Drama.
Bible. Old Testament -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Religious films.
Bible films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959. Director. Producer.
MacKenzie, Aeneas. Screenwriter.
Lasky, Jesse L., Jr., 1910-1988. Screenwriter.
Gariss, Jack. Screenwriter.
Frank, Fredric M. (Fredric Maurice), 1911-1977. Screenwriter.
Bernstein, Elmer. Composer.
Heston, Charlton. Actor.
Brynner, Yul. Actor.
Baxter, Anne. Actor.
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973. Actor.
De Carlo, Yvonne. Actor.
Paget, Debra, 1933- Actor.
Derek, John, 1926-1998. Actor.
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964. Actor.
Foch, Nina. Actor.
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003. Actor.
Anderson, Judith, 1897-1992. Actor.
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Actor.
Carradine, John. Actor.
Griggs, Loyal. Cinematographer.
Bauchens, Anne. Film editor.
Prinz, Le Roy, 1895-1983. Choreographer.
Godfrey, Ruth, 1922-2007. Choreographer.
Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Prince of Egypt.
Ingraham, J. H. (Joseph Holt), 1809-1860. Pillar of fire.
Southon, Arthur E. (Arthur Eustace), 1887- On eagles' wings.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Motion Picture Associates, Inc.
Note Container title : Cecil B. DeMille's the Ten commandments.
ISBN 1415758050
Standard No. 097361435145
Music No. 14351 Paramount

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