The Ten Commandments1956

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The Ten Commandments

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and written by Æneas MacKenzie, A.E. Southon (novel "On Eagle's Wing"), Dorothy Clarke Wilson (novel "Prince of Egypt"), Jesse Lasky Jr. (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.), Fredric M. Frank, Jack Gariss and J.H. Ingraham (novel "Pillar of Fire"), "The Ten Commandments" (also known as "Dieci comandamenti, I", "Zehn Gebote, Die") is a Drama film, released on October 05 of 1956 in the USA , starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo and Debra Paget.

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Directed by:
Cecil B. DeMille
Written by:
Æneas MacKenzie, Fredric M. Frank and Jack Gariss
Novel "On Eagle's Wing":
A.E. Southon
Novel "Prince of Egypt":
Dorothy Clarke Wilson
As Jesse L. Lasky Jr.:
Jesse Lasky Jr.
Novel "Pillar of Fire":
J.H. Ingraham
Cecil B. DeMille
Associate producer:
Henry Wilcoxon


Despite its epic scale, the Moses story only takes up about the first third of the film. After that, the story changes to a modern setting involving living by the lessons of the commandments. Two brothers make opposite decisions, one, John, to follow his mother's teaching of the Ten Commandments and become a poor carpenter, and the other, Danny, to break every one of them and rise to the top. The film shows his unchecked immorality to be momentarily gainful, but ultimately disastrous.

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Who is the director of "The Ten Commandments"?

Cecil B. DeMille was an American producer, director, writer, and actor.

Cecil B. DeMille has directed movies such as "The Call of the North", released in 1914, "The Plainsman" (1936), "Chimmie Fadden" (1915), "What's His Name" (1914), "Samson and Delilah" (1949), and "The Girl of the Golden West" (1915).

Charlton Heston and Cecil B. DeMille have also been associated in "The Greatest Show on Earth", released in 1952 playing Brad Braden, "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952) in which Charlton Heston portrays Brad Braden.


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What was the release date of "The Ten Commandments"?

"The Ten Commandments" was initally released in the United States on Friday, October 05, 1956.

Release date in the United States:
  • Friday, October 05, 1956
Release date in the United Kingdom:
  • Monday, December 03, 1956

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