A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea
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Series cast summary:
...  Zipporah 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Joshua 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Dathan 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Eliseba 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Jethro 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Princess Bithia 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Pharaoh Mernefta 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Bill Lancaster ...  Young Moses 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Magician 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Galia Kohn 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Mario Ferrari ...  Pharaoh Ramses II 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Cotbi 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Melba Englander ...  Mernefta's wife 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Antonio Piovanelli ...  Koreh 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Mernefta's tutor 6 episodes, 1974-1975
José Quaglio ...  1st Minister 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  2nd Minister 6 episodes, 1974-1975
John Francis Lane ...  Egyptian Consul 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Paul Varni 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Yokebed 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Giancarlo Badessi 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Marco Steiner 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Yossi Werzansky ...  Eleazer 6 episodes, 1974-1975
6 episodes, 1974-1975
Renato Chiantoni 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Dathan's Henchman 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Haim Bashi 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Didi Liekov 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Enzo Fiermonte 6 episodes, 1974-1975
6 episodes, 1974-1975
Andrea Aureli 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Percy Hogan 6 episodes, 1974-1975
Fausto Di Bella 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Amram 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Moses 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Aaron 6 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Miriam 6 episodes, 1974-1975
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A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea

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Announcing the Most Magnificent Human Spectacle Ever Filmed!

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21 June 1975 (USA)  »

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Moses  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of Moses und Aron (2006) See more »

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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 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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