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The Life of Moses (1909) Poster

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Shown in five successive parts: The Persecution of the Children of Israel by the Egyptians (1909); Forty Years in the Land of Midian (1909); The Plagues of Egypt and the Deliverance of the Hebrews (1909); The Victory of Israel (1909); and The Promised Land (1909).
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After its serial run, it was later shown as a feature, which makes this the oldest surviving American feature.
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According to the National Film Preservation Foundation, this Vitagraph film was originally released in five parts but later was shown in a single screening, thus making it the first surviving American feature.
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Although originally released in five parts, its overall length makes this arguably the first narrative feature film, according to the Museum of Modern Art.
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A print of the film was restored (circa 2006) by the Museum of Modern Art and exhibited there (New York City, NY, USA) on Nov. 9th & 12th, 2006.
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Filmed during the peak of hurricane El Nino.
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The film takes place in the 13th Century BC.
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