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The Resource The Ten Commandments, a Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)

The Ten Commandments, a Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)

Label
The Ten Commandments
Title
The Ten Commandments
Statement of responsibility
a Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
To escape the edict that condemed all first-born Hebrew males, Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 1957: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
1923: Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
  • Closed captioned (1956 version)
  • 1956 version: English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles
  • 1923 version: silent, English with French subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.B53
LC item number
T46 2006
PerformerNote
1956: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1881-1959
  • 1893-1973
  • 1873-1976
  • 1880-1958
  • 1887-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Brynner, Yul
  • Baxter, Anne
  • Robinson, Edward G.
  • De Carlo, Yvonne
  • Zukor, Adolph
  • Lasky, Jesse L.
  • MacPherson, Jeanie
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
356
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses
  • Bible stories
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Ten Commandments, a Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • At head of title: 50th anniversary collection
  • 1923 version in black and white
  • Special features: 1956 version: Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written in stone: making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments"; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: 'The ten commandments' premiere in New York; Trailers
  • Special features: 1923 version; Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written in stone: making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The Ten Commandments"; hand tinted footage of the exodus and parting of the Red Sea sequence
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • [v.1.]
  • The ten commandments (1956 version)
  • [v. 2.]
  • The ten commandments (1923 silent version)
Control code
ocm64668011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary collection ; widescreen version 1956 film, full screen version 1923 film.
Extent
3 videodiscs (220 min, 136 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sd., col.;
Publisher number
04122
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 802278
  • 802278
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Ten Commandments, a Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • At head of title: 50th anniversary collection
  • 1923 version in black and white
  • Special features: 1956 version: Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written in stone: making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments"; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: 'The ten commandments' premiere in New York; Trailers
  • Special features: 1923 version; Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written in stone: making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The Ten Commandments"; hand tinted footage of the exodus and parting of the Red Sea sequence
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • [v.1.]
  • The ten commandments (1956 version)
  • [v. 2.]
  • The ten commandments (1923 silent version)
Control code
ocm64668011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary collection ; widescreen version 1956 film, full screen version 1923 film.
Extent
3 videodiscs (220 min, 136 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sd., col.;
Publisher number
04122
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 802278
  • 802278
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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