Moses the Lawgiver (1974)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Shiloach ...
Marina Berti ...
Shmuel Rodensky ...
Laurent Terzieff ...
Bill Lancaster ...
 Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
Jacques Herlin ...
Galia Kohn
Mario Ferrari ...


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Release Date:

21 June 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Moses  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


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 Moses and Aaron (1975) See more »


Moses Theme
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Gianna Spagnolo & Coro e Orchestra dell'Unione Musicisti Romani
(Main Titles)
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No splashy spectacle
28 October 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The main thing that I liked about Moses The Lawgiver was that it dealt with a lot of what Cecil B. DeMille in his twice told tale failed to cover. A lot of things happened to the Israelites before they're allowed to cross the Jordan into Canaan. DeMille skipped over that whole part of the story. Of course it doesn't have the splashy spectacle that so typifies DeMille, but there's a lot to be said for this made for TV mini-series.

Burt Lancaster as Moses is not the commanding presence nor does he speak in arcane dialog as Charlton Heston did. He leads by persuasion and example and he has more than one reason to think those Hebrews are a 'stiff necked people'. The character of Aaron given short shrift by DeMille is more fully developed and played here by Anthony Quayle.

It was certainly a 20 year trial for Moses leading this bunch. These people did see this man come through for them many times in a crisis and still they carp and complain. Lancaster becomes irritable in a way Heston didn't and wouldn't. It's a more human Moses.

Bible scholars will praise this interpretation of the story, but the masses will still love their DeMille.

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