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The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (2016)

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In 1982 Peter Brosnan heard a story about an ancient Egyptian City buried in California. For thirty years he has been fighting to dig it up.


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Credited cast:
Peter Brosnan Peter Brosnan ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnes de Mille ... Herself
Cecil B. DeMille ... Himself
M. Colleen Hamilton M. Colleen Hamilton ... Archaeologist
Charlton Heston ... Himself
Kholood Abdo Hintzman Kholood Abdo Hintzman ... Archaeologist
Kelvin Jones Kelvin Jones ... Himself
Jesse Lasky Jr. Jesse Lasky Jr. ... Himself
A.C. Lyles ... Himself
Peggy May Peggy May ... Studio Executive (voice)
Jack McIlroy Jack McIlroy ... Archaeologist
Lisa Mitchell Lisa Mitchell ... Herself
Pat Moore Pat Moore ... Himself
Cecilia DeMille Presley Cecilia DeMille Presley ... Herself
Gabrielle Shulman Gabrielle Shulman ... Studio Executive (voice)


In 1923 Cecile B. DeMille made his first version of The Ten Commandments. He built a huge City of the Pharos. When he was done, it vanished. 30 years ago Peter Brosnan heard this story in a bar and decided to hunt for it. After wandering in the California dunes, he found it and now he wants to dig it up. Written by Dan Coplan

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2016 (USA) See more »

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Fantastic Film History
17 February 2016 | by cluposbSee all my reviews

If you're like me and enjoy history, film and archaeology, this documentary involves all three! How could I go wrong? And this story is located near my home, in Guadalupe, CA. The filmmaker begins to research the story in 1982! Over the next 30 years, he tries to uncover what happened to Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 set of the Ten Commandments that was built in the Guadalupe sand dunes. The filmmaker's quest ends up becoming a part of the narrative. I loved the local history, the old film footage, and nostalgia. Hearing that 95% of silent films have been lost over time, it seems important to find something from one of the most famous films ever made. Just a fantastic story of perseverance! I hope this gets picked up and shown or distributed somehow. I was lucky to see this at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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