The Ten Commandments (1956) Poster

Vincent Price: Baka



  • Baka : Will you lose a throne because Moses builds a city?

    Rameses : The city that he builds shall bear my name. The woman that he loves shall bear my child. So it shall be written. So it shall be done.

  • Lilia : Water, Noble One?

    Baka : No, wine... the wine of beauty.

    Lilia : What beauty can my lord find in these mud pits?

    Baka : A lotus flower blooms in the Nile's gray mud. Dathan, she will do well as a house slave.

    Lilia : Do not take me from my people! There would be danger.

    Baka : Danger from such lovely hands?

    Lilia : There are other hands strong enough to kill!

    Baka : Our mud flower has a thorn.

    Lilia : Oh, please, Lord Baka, I beg you!

  • Lilia : You are strange to the pits. Your back is unscarred.

    Moses : You bring a warm smile with your cool water.

    Lilia : My smile is for a stonecutter. The water is for you.

    Moses : I thank you.

    Lilia : Your voice is not strange. You are...

    Moses : [Moses spoke very quickly, preventing Lilia from recognizing his voice]  One of many who thirst.

    Baka : You there! Come here!

    Lilia : That is Baka, the master builder.

    Moses : Does he call me or you?

    Baka : You, water girl! I'm thirsty.

    Lilia : He does not thirst for water.

    Slave : Beauty is but a curse to our women.

  • Lilia : Joshua!

    Joshua : Run, Lilia, run! The way is clear. The master builder will not follow.

    Baka : Neither will you, stonecutter.

    [Joshua tried to escape, running backwards, but was captured by Baka's guards] 

    Baka : Bind him between the columns! See that his arms are tightly stretched!

    Egyptian guard : He'll cut him to pieces.

    Baka : Now go after the girl. Don't come back without her.

    Egyptian guard : We'll find her.

    Baka : You foolish, stupid man. I would have kept her only a short while. She would have returned to you, shall we say, more worthy. Now to whom shall I return Lilia? You will not be there, Joshua.

    [saying this, Baka starts to lash Joshua] 

    Baka : You've seen me drive my chariot. I can flick a fly from my horse's ear without breaking the rhythm of his stride. You've seen me use my whip.

    [Baka lashed Joshua again] 

    Baka : You make no outcry, Joshua, but you will. You will cry for the mercy of death.

    Joshua : One day you will listen to the cry of slaves.

    Baka : This is not that day, Joshua.

    [Baka lashed another stripe on Joshua] 

    Baka : You hold your tongue almost as well as I hold my temper. It's a pity to kill so strong a stonecutter.

    Moses : [Moses caught Baka's whip, pulled it, and turned Baka around]  Death will bring death, Baka!

    Baka : Who are you?

    Moses : One who asks what right you have to kill a slave.

    Baka : The right of a master to kill you or any slave.

    Moses : Then kill me, master butcher!

    [Moses then caught and used Baka's whip, choking Baka to death] 

    Baka : Moses!

    [Baka's last line] 

  • Baka : They use the old ones to do the work of greasing the stones, Lord Prince. If they are killed, it is no loss.

    Moses : Are you a master builder or a master butcher?

    Baka : If we stop moving stones for every grease woman who falls, the city would never rise.

    Overseer : If the slaves are not driven, they will not work.

    Joshua : If their work lags, it is because they are not fed.

    Moses : You look strong enough.

    Joshua : I am a stonecutter. The Pharaohs likes their images cut deep.

  • Baka : [after Baka got Lilia cleaned]  No, no, no, no, no. Not red with the with the Sammur gown.

    Dathan : My eyes can best be used elsewhere, Lord Baka.

    Baka : Before you go, let them look upon what you thought unworthy. You would let beauty such as this go unseen. You would let such a flower go ungathered. Dathan, you can see only mud, so pick up her muddy clothes and go. Go, all of you!

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