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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Theodore Roberts ... Moses - The Lawgiver

Charles de Rochefort ... Rameses - the Magnificent: Prologue (as Charles De Roche)

Estelle Taylor ... Miriam - The Sister of Moses

Julia Faye ... The Wife of Pharaoh - Prologue
Pat Moore ... The Son of Pharaoh - Prologue (as Terrence Moore)

James Neill ... Aaron - Brother of Moses

Lawson Butt ... Dathan - The Discontented
Clarence Burton ... The Taskmaster - Prologue

Noble Johnson ... The Bronze Man - Prologue

Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Martha McTavish

Richard Dix ... John McTavish - Her Son

Rod La Rocque ... Dan McTavish - Her Son

Leatrice Joy ... Mary Leigh

Nita Naldi ... Sally Lung - a Eurasian

Robert Edeson ... Redding - an Inspector

Charles Ogle ... The Doctor

Agnes Ayres ... The Outcast
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leon Beaumon ... Egyptian Calvaryman (uncredited)
Genevieve Belasco ... Extra (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Butler (uncredited)

Virginia Bradford ... Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Edmund Carewe ... Israelite Slave (uncredited)
Camille Carlson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Israelite Slave (uncredited)
Dorothy Dale ... Egyptian Girl (uncredited)
Cecilia de Mille ... Extra (uncredited)
Attilio Degasparis ... Child Extra (uncredited)

Louise Emmons ... Elderly Israelite (uncredited)

Charles Farrell ... Israelite Slave (uncredited)
Viscount Glerawly ... Extra (uncredited)

Rex Ingram ... Israelite Slave (uncredited)

Roscoe Karns ... The Boy in the Rain (uncredited)

Jack Montgomery ... Egyptian Cavalryman (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Shee ... Israelite Maiden (uncredited)
Jack Padjan ... Pharoah's Horseman (uncredited)

Eugene Pallette ... Israelite Slave (uncredited)
John J. Richardson ... Israelite Slave (uncredited)
Mabel Richardson ... Israelite Woman (uncredited)

Robert St. Angelo ... Extra (uncredited)
Abe Steinberg ... Young boy (uncredited)
Betty Steinberg ... Young girl (uncredited)
Rose Steinberg ... Young girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Cecil B. DeMille  (as Cecil B. De Mille)
Writing credits
Jeanie Macpherson (story)

Produced by
Cecil B. DeMille .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Hugo Riesenfeld (uncredited)
Milan Roder (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (photographer)
J. Peverell Marley (photographer) (as Peverell Marley)
Archie Stout (photographer) (as Archibald Stout)
Fred Westerberg (photographer) (as J.E. Westerberg)
Ray Rennahan (color) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Anne Bauchens (cutter)
Art Direction by
Paul Iribe 
Costume Design by
Julia Faye (uncredited)
Howard Greer (uncredited)
Clare West (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cullen Tate .... assistant director
Special Effects by
Roy Pomeroy .... special effects (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Padjan .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward S. Curtis .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Donald Biddle Keyes .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Eugene Richee .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Gaylord Carter .... score performer
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter (as Jesse L. Lasky)
Roy Pomeroy .... technical director
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Henry Hathaway .... assistant: Mr. De Mille (uncredited)
A.F. Stutzman .... trainer: horse stunts (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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136 min
Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G | Finland:K-3 (2006) (DVD) | Finland:S (1925) (first part) | Finland:K-16 (1925) (second part) | South Korea:All | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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The effect of the parting of the Red Sea was created by placing two blocks of blue gelatin side-by-side, heating them until they melted...then running the footage in reverse.See more »
Continuity: The McTavish carpenter shop is always portrayed to be on the ground floor, but at the very end, when John reads the bible to Mary, the view from the window behind them clearly shows an overhead view of the city.See more »
Mrs. Martha McTavish:Whatever you've done is my fault because I taught you to fear the Lord but never to love Him, and LOVE is the most important thing.See more »
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Commentary & Pristine Print Highlight 1923 Version!, 27 March 2006
Author: blue-7 from Salt Lake City

The exciting feature of the 50th Anniversary Editon of DeMille's THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is to be able to see the original 1923 version in a pristine print along with Katherine Orrison's illuminating commentary track. Previously only available on VHS tape with the poorly surviving colorized footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea (provided as a separate Extra on the DVD)used, it was difficult to realize just how beautifully done the silent epic was. Paramount has cleaned up the print and used only the better surviving black & white elements for this release. The beauty of the photography comes through with great clarity. Orrison's commentary is full of interesting insights as well as being enjoyable due to her enthusiasm about so many details. And Gaylord Carter's Wurlitzer Pipe Organ score is very impressive (as well as being a marvelous record of an organ score done by one who actually performed during the silent era)on this digital stereo recording. The 1956 remake looks and sounds great, as are the all of the special features for it, but this is exactly the same as the previous second edition of this title. I bought the new edition in order to see what they had done with the 1923 version -- and I certainly am impressed. Also, I love the packaging for this edition. Well worth updating as it is available at a very decent price.

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