MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,166 this week

The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)
"Le diable et les 10 commandements" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  14 October 1963 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 466 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (dialogue), 7 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1155 titles
created 06 Oct 2011
 
a list of 3942 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 200 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 153 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Devil and the Ten Commandments.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Joy House (1964)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alan Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Alain Delon, Jane Fonda, Lola Albright
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Herman
Stars: Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Brigitte Fossey
Indian Summer (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The body of a young woman is discovered near a farm. The judge Larcher is in charge and thinks that the farmers (Rose and Pierre) have a link with the murder.

Director: Jean Chapot
Stars: Simone Signoret, Alain Delon, Paul Crauchet
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Rosemary Forsyth
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."

Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Alain Delon, Riccardo Cucciolla, Daniel Ivernel
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Gilles Grangier, Georges Lautner
Stars: Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Mireille Darc
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Stars: Jean Marais, Geneviève Grad, Gérard Barray
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Maurice Delbez
Stars: Louis de Funès, Pierre Dudan, Marthe Mercadier
No Way Out (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Conte, Carla Gravina
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michel Auclair
Armaguedon (1977)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Jessua
Stars: Alain Delon, Jean Yanne, Renato Salvatori
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jérôme Chambard (segments "Dieu en vain ne jureras" / "Les Dimanches tu garderas")
Lucien Baroux ...
Troussemier - l'évêque / The bishop (segments "Dieu en vain ne jureras" / "'Les Dimanches tu garderas")
Claude Nollier ...
La mère supérieure (segments "Dieu en vain ne jureras" / "Les Dimanches tu garderas")
Françoise Arnoul ...
Françoise Beaufort (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
...
Micheline Allan (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
...
Philip Allan (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
Claude Dauphin ...
Georges Beaufort (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
...
Le bijoutier / Jeweler (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
...
Denis Mayeux (segment "Homicide point ne seras")
...
Garigny (episode "Homicide point ne seras")
Maurice Biraud ...
Louis (segment "Homicide point ne seras")
Henri Vilbert ...
Alexandre (segment "Homicide point ne seras")
Maurice Teynac ...
Le père supérieur / Father Superior (segment "Homicide point ne seras")
...
Dieu / God (segment "Un seul Dieu tu adoreras")
Germaine Kerjean ...
La grand-mère (segment "Un seul Dieu tu adoreras")
Edit

Storyline

1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, decides to renounce his vows to avenge his sister. 4) God in person lands at a remote farm and works miracles there. 5) Pierre learns that his mother is not his mother, but a famous actress. 6) Didier, a bank clerk, teams up with a bank thief after being fired by the manager 7) Jerôme Chambard is invited to Sunday lunch by his friend the bishop and by dint of drinking to their friendship the holy man cannot remember the ten commandments anymore Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thou Shalt! Thou Shalt Not! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil and the Ten Commandments  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French visa # 26180 delivered on 13-9-1962. See more »

Connections

References Rue de Paris (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
God, and Dostoevsky, Fernandel and Duvivier
5 January 2007 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

In the fourth segment, Duvivier deals with one of the most esoteric subjects in the Christianity, and his challenge is realized in a miraculously simple script and the beautiful images. The abuses, the complains and the criticism of the dying old woman against God, they remind me of the first question by Satan on the mountain and The Legend of The Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov. A lot of whys thrown by her ghastly senility would be ours, too : why does the mightiness of God easily change this world happier in a blink? Why does God refuse to change the stones in the wilds into millions of bread? God doesn't answer to her agonizing question directly, but he only says he loves all humankind, even though they are no more than a dust in front of the infinity of this universe. Love is the answer, and it's similar to the meaning of a silent kiss of Jesus in The Legend ...

In this movie, God offers a miracle to the worn old woman nevertheless, but she doesn't desire it! This refusal is the most painful and heartbreaking one I have ever known in my life. As in a novel of Paul Gallico, 'Snowflake', we all would like to hear a tender voice, "Well done", at the last moment in this world after many trials and tribulations.

The ending of this segment is tremendously shocking. But I don't want to consider it as a cynical derision against our (modest) goodness which can't help us comparing with the old woman at her death. I believe it mustn't be a cruel sarcasm at least for the woman who dies, given a benediction at the end of her life. Or rather, it should be a ridicule on those who martyr the true divinity among us and consider it as a kind of insanity. Anyway, Jesus after the Resurrection is a prisoner in that Legend, so is he in this movie (in an institution in this case). Willingly, he even gets into the car of those who will never understand him and are going to lock him up as a psychiatric patient.

According to the iconography, the swallow is a symbol of the Incarnation of God, so the director describes it in the script, I guess.

God by Fernandel is as impressive as Bruno 'Angel' Ganz (do most of celestial creatures wear a coat on the earth?). Especially, his figure carrying an African wooden totem on his shoulder could be an association with Jesus who walks alone, carrying a heavy cross also on his shoulder : Fernandel's steps seem so resolute and majestic in the scene, however.

Today we know another masterpiece according to the Ten Commandments : Dekalog by Krzysztof. Kieslowski (1989-1990). It's wonderful, compelling and I do regret I should give only ten to this great work!

Other interesting references : 1. Les Sept péchés capitaux by various directors (1952) 2. Children of Nature by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (1991) (Fantastic! We can meet Bruno-Angel there again)


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?