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Moses the Lawgiver 

A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea

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Series cast summary:
 Princess Bithia 6 episodes, 1974-1975
 Pharaoh Mernefta 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Bill Lancaster ...
 Young Moses 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Galia Kohn
Mario Ferrari ...
 Pharaoh Ramses II 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Melba Englander ...
 Mernefta's wife 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Antonio Piovanelli ...
 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
Giancarlo Badessi
Marco Steiner
Yossi Werzansky ...
Cosimo Cinieri
Renato Chiantoni
 Dathan's Henchman 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Haim Bashi
Didi Liekov
Enzo Fiermonte
Andrea Aureli
Percy Hogan
Fausto Di Bella


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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1.33 : 1
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Sir Lew Grade produced this epic mini series, he also tried to get Lancaster to appear in his much more ambitious " Jesus of Nazareth ", also written by Anthony Burgess. See more »


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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Moses Theme
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Gianna Spagnolo & Coro e Orchestra dell'Unione Musicisti Romani
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A very natural take on Moses
21 October 2013 | by 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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