A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea
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 Zipporah (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Joshua (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Dathan (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Eliseba (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Jethro (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Princess Bithia (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Pharaoh Mernefta (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bill Lancaster ...
 Young Moses (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Magician (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Galia Kohn
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Mario Ferrari ...
 Pharaoh Ramses II (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Cotbi (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Melba Englander ...
 Mernefta's wife (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Antonio Piovanelli ...
 Koreh (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Mernefta's tutor (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
José Quaglio ...
 1st Minister (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Umberto Raho ...
 2nd Minister (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Francis Lane ...
 Egyptian Consul (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Paul Varni
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Yokebed (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Giancarlo Badessi
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Marco Steiner
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Yossi Werzansky ...
 Eleazer (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Cosimo Cinieri
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Renato Chiantoni
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Amos Tal-Shir ...
 Dathan's Henchman (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Haim Bashi
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Didi Liekov
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Enzo Fiermonte
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Andrea Aureli
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Percy Hogan
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Fausto Di Bella
(6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Amram (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Moses (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Aaron (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Miriam (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
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A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea

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21 June 1975 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Just as Charlton Heston's son Fraser played the infant Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956), Burt Lancaster's son Bill (as William) plays Moses as a young man. See more »

Quotes

Aaron: [immediately after forging the golden calf at Mount Herob] ... Children of Israel, this which you see here... this is not God. The very idea is absurd! But it will *remind* you of God, each and every day that you pass by it.
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Version of The Ten Commandments (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Moses Theme
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Gianna Spagnolo & Coro e Orchestra dell'Unione Musicisti Romani
(Main Titles)
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A very natural take on Moses
21 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw only the original broadcast mini-series and I was very moved and impressed. Burt Lancaster's portrayal of Moses is very natural, very human unlike the wooden Hollywood versions and I specifically recall Charlton Heston's acting as if he were on-stage in The Ten Commandments. Not Heston'fault though but Cecil B. De Mille's because practically all of the actors and even the extras in that movie acted that way. In some scenes they looked as if they were posing for Rembrandt's Night Watch painting.

Not in this Lancaster version though which portrays Moses with all his faults - his short temper and even disobedience to God. But in one scene where the people of the Exodus were celebrating their deliverance and Aaron worried that they were about to fall into orgiastic idolatry again, Moses showed practical wisdom and said: "Not this time" and allowed the festivities to go on. This TV movie mini-series is really more of a religious and philosophical education rather than mere entertainment.


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