The Ten Commandments (1923)



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The biblical tale of Moses' liberation of the Israelites is paralleled with the contemporary story of two sons of a religious family and their divergent paths in life. Cecil B. DeMille's first rendering of this story, which he redid in 1956, is in many ways more entertaining.

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Richard Dix
as John McTavish
Rod La Rocque
as Dan McTavish
Julia Faye
as Pharaoh's Wife
James Neill
as Aaron, Brother of Moses
Clarence Burton
as The Taskmaster
Noble Johnson
as The Bronze Man
Robert Edeson
as Redding, an Inspector
Charles Ogle
as The Doctor
Agnes Ayres
as The Outcast
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Critic Reviews for The Ten Commandments

All Critics (6)

This is light years better than the Heston version. The effects hold up better (parting of the read sea is awesome!), the acting is better and it's about an hour shorter.

May 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

DeMille's trademark sensibility aside, the two sections illustrate what the director gave up in his transformation into epic moviemaker.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

pure spectacle

Sep 19, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Ten Commandments

Cecil B DeMille, as devout as any Hollywood legend could be, found his calling with this gold mine (so good he went back and hit it again 33 years later and hardly changed it at all!!!). Sex, sin, and whammo!, judgment, which seems to be just what the yokels ordered. Penned with his mostly unsung (cruel sexist world!), nearly forgotten mistress, Jeanie Macpherson, this Biblical churning potboiler is just as good, and maybe better in spots, than what came later.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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This movie is extremely long, so I only saw the first half, but I want to rent it again and see the second half. The special effects are spectacular, the story is brilliant, realistic, and historic, I loved this movie, it's better than the 50s remake.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Be inspired, persecuted and be saved.

Cinema Films
Cinema Films

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This has got to be the most over played film on TV in the world. It's okay, but it certainly feels like I'm at a play, not a movie.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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