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The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed  -  Drama  -  23 November 1923 (USA)
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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theodore Roberts ...
Moses - The Lawgiver
Charles de Rochefort ...
Rameses - the Magnificent: Prologue (as Charles De Roche)
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Miriam - The Sister of Moses
Julia Faye ...
Pat Moore ...
The Son of Pharaoh - Prologue (as Terrence Moore)
James Neill ...
Aaron - Brother of Moses
Lawson Butt ...
Clarence Burton ...
Noble Johnson ...
The Bronze Man - Prologue
Edythe Chapman ...
Mrs. Martha McTavish
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John McTavish - Her Son
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Dan McTavish - Her Son
Leatrice Joy ...
Mary Leigh
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Sally Lung - a Eurasian
Robert Edeson ...
Redding - an Inspector
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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy of the commandments in modern life through a story set in San Francisco. Two brothers, rivals for the love of Mary, also come into conflict when John discovers Dan used shoddy materials to construct a cathedral. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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23 November 1923 (USA)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Julia Faye, who plays the Pharaoh's wife, also played Elisheba, Aaron's wife, in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 remake of The Ten Commandments (1956). See more »

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When God gives the commandments through the eruption of Sinai, it's clear that the explosion graphics are being played backwards. See more »

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Mary Leigh: I was passing by Dugan's lunch wagon when a hot dog ran out and bit me.
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Featured in Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004) See more »

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All this, and Jello too!

I hope God doesn't smite me for the line above, but the effect is somewhat obvious. But as obvious as the Jello used for the Red Sea parting is, it cannot take away from how great this film really is. Now don't get me wrong, the 1956 version is unbelievable itself, but while looking at this one you get a sense of DeMille trying to tell us something about ourselves, our way of life, and of course, what we are doing wrong. The prologue itself is extremely quick. That could be because I saw the '56 version prior to this one. The rest of the story drags a little bit, but not too much, don't get me wrong this is a long movie (the package reads 146 minutes, it's really 136), but if you have the time you could make it through in one sitting. I'd recommend renting this movie (only if you can find it though) because it really is worth watching it and seeing how we are today and how we can make ourselves better by doing certain things a certain way. I can't put it in to words though, only this film can. It's an intriguing motion picture experience to behold. 8/10


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