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

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 »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Ten Commandments (1956)See more »
Moses ThemeSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A very natural take on Moses, 21 October 2013
Author: Deusvolt from United States

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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