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 »
Mary Magdalene becomes angry when Judas, now a follower of Jesus, won't come to her feast. She goes to see Jesus and becomes repentant. From there the Bible story unfolds through the ... See full summary »
Cecil B. DeMille
Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.
A poor newsgirl is taken under the wing of a wealthy man who turns her into a fine lady. She falls in love with him, and he with her, but before they can be happy together, they must prove ... See full summary »
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
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In October, an excavation team from Applied EarthWorks uncovered one of the 21 Sphinx statues from this production at the Guadalupe Sand Dunes. The 15-foot-tall statue, made of thin plaster of Paris, was carefully extracted over a period of eight days, from October 6th to 14th. See more »
As the Pharaoh and his henchmen pursue the Hebrews at the Red Sea, several of the chariots obviously crash. (These were accidents which occurred while filming because the chariots were difficult to drive.) See more »
I was passing by Dugan's lunch wagon when a hot dog ran out and bit me.
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Whenever anybody says THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, we think of the fun, uplifting 1956 epic made by DeMille and starring Charleton Heston, Yul Brynner, etc. etc. Not too many people know that film is a remake of DeMille's own 1923 film of the same name. The 1923 version has so much zip to it, mainly because in it's 90 minute plus time, DeMille has to tell TWO stories. The first is the story of Moses. He has to lead the exodus from Egypt, part the Red Sea (an awesome scene done in early two-tone Technicolor) and slap some sense in his followers who wrongly decide to worship the Golden Calf. All that in 45 minutes. That means it spools out really, really fast. The rest of the film takes place in modern day San Francisco, where two brothers, one a hard working carpenter, the other, a wealthy but scheming architect battle. We know their grey haired mom is a good Christian, because she constantly carries around a Bible as big as a cinderblock!
Beautifully restored, witha great piano and organ score. This is an energetic silent well worth catching.
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