The Ten Commandments (1923)
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as John McTavish
as Dan McTavish
as Pharaoh's Wife
as Aaron, Brother of Moses
as The Taskmaster
as The Bronze Man
as Redding, an Inspector
as The Doctor
as The Outcast
Critic Reviews for The Ten Commandments
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.
DeMille's trademark sensibility aside, the two sections illustrate what the director gave up in his transformation into epic moviemaker.
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.
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.
Be inspired, persecuted and be saved.
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