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21 June 1975 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast) (in credits order)

Burt Lancaster ... Moses

Anthony Quayle ... Aaron

Ingrid Thulin ... Miriam

Irene Papas ... Zipporah

Aharon Ipalé ... Joshua
Joseph Shiloach ... Dathan
Marina Berti ... Eliseba
Shmuel Rodensky ... Jethro

Mariangela Melato ... Princess Bithia
Laurent Terzieff ... Pharaoh Mernefta
Bill Lancaster ... Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
Jacques Herlin ... Magician
Galia Kohn
Mario Ferrari ... Pharaoh Ramses II

Simonetta Stefanelli ... Cotbi
Melba Englander ... Mernefta's wife
Antonio Piovanelli ... Koreh
Paul Muller ... Mernefta's tutor
José Quaglio ... 1st Minister
Umberto Raho ... 2nd Minister
John Francis Lane ... Egyptian Consul
Paul Varni
Dina Doron ... Yokebed (as Dina Doronne)
Giancarlo Badessi
Marco Steiner
Yossi Werzansky ... Eleazer (as Yossi Warjansky)
Cosimo Cinieri
Renato Chiantoni
Amos Tal-Shir
Haim Bashi
Didi Liekov
Enzo Fiermonte
Chaim Banai (as Haim Banai)
Andrea Aureli
Percy Hogan
Fausto Di Bella
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mosko Alkalai ... Amram
John Bartha ... Egyptian
Yehuda Efroni

Richard Johnson ... Narrator (voice)
Marne Maitland

Michele Placido ... Caleb

Paul L. Smith
Ettore Arena ... Slave-keeper (1974) (uncredited)
Angelo Boscariol ... Slave-trader (1974) (uncredited)
Roy Boyd ... Various Roles (1974) (voice) (uncredited)
Nisim Gerama ... Man in the Crowd (1974) (uncredited)
Talia Shapira ... Woman in the Tabernacle (1974) (uncredited)

Directed by
Gianfranco De Bosio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vittorio Bonicelli 
Anthony Burgess 
Gianfranco De Bosio 
Bernardino Zapponi 

Produced by
Bernard J. Kingham .... executive producer
Vincenzo Labella .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Marcello Gatti 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
Alberto Gallitti 
John D. Guthridge 
Gerry Hambling 
Art Direction by
Pier Luigi Basile 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Globus .... second assistant director
Nissim Levy .... assistant director (1974)
Art Department
Giovanni Natalucci .... set designer
Sound Department
Eddy Joseph .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Mario Bava .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Bartoli .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Viti .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... assistant editor
Noel Rogers .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Dov Seltzer .... composer: songs and dance music
Gianna Spagnolo .... singer: (main theme ) (1974)
Other crew
Oshra El Kayam .... choreographer
Ken Globus .... dialogue director
Alicia Rivera Frankl .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Moses" - USA (theatrical title)
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UK:141 min (theatrical version) | USA:360 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:12 (video rating) | UK:A (1975) | USA:PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Moses:[as he forces a searing punishment - melted gold from the calf - on the idolaters at Mount Herob] ... What you took unto the spirit, you must now take unto the flesh. What you kissed, you must now eat and drink.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Life of Moses (1909)See more »
Moses ThemeSee more »


film location and date confusion
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful cinematic presentation, 21 May 2006
Author: ruggedchic from Oklahoma, USA

This earthy and realistic film is an excellent piece of Biblical History. It is true to the story in the Bible and is very engaging. Anyone that loves the Bible or just a historical piece will appreciate the effort that went into this. Burt Lancaster's son Bill plays the young Moses and does a brilliant job! Burt, of course, picks up where his son leaves off and gives a great performance. When you watch the actors in the scenes of the desert you can feel the heat and sweat. The earthy tones in the film give it a distinct character. The narrator does an excellent job while not interfering with the story itself. The lavish scenery gives the viewer a feast to behold.

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