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The Ten Commandments

Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount DVD, 2006, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Video : Animation : Preschool   Visual material : English
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To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Moses (Biblical leader)
Material Type: Animation, Preschool, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
ISBN: 1415718636 9781415718636
OCLC Number: 778985830
Notes: Some credits from container./ Originally released as a motion picture in 1956./ Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French)./ "50th anniversary collection"--Container./ "Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--Container./ Special features: 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./ Includes the 1923 version of: The ten commandments / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (136 min., si., b&w)./ 1923 version: full screen format; English with French subtitles; recorded in Dolby digital stereo./ 1923 version has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence./ MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated.
Animated.
Performer(s): 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.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 3 disc : 220 min. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 --
Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film.
Responsibility: [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille. Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein.

Abstract:

To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by 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.

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