The Ten Commandments was the last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The story relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the Pharoah’s daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians.
Universally recognized among critics as a cinematic masterpiece, this unforgettable motion picture has also been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the “Top Ten” epics of all time. From its Academy Award-winning director and revolutionary Oscar-winning special effects to its memorable music score and all-star cast, The Ten Commandments presents the story of Moses in all its stunning glory. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner, Anne Baxter, and a “who’s who” of legendary screen talent, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1956.
Now fully restored to a stunning new visual experience, The Ten Commandments looks better than ever and remains one of the most revered films of all time.
This is the extraordinary story behind the most important manuscript in history.
Acclaimed actor John Rhys-Davies visits landmarks, explains relics and leads us back into a darker time to discover this fascinating tale of saints and sinners, power and passion, as the greatest translation of Holy Scripture emerges into a world and culture that would never be quite the same again.