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|Named Person:||Moses, (Biblical leader)|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Cecil B DeMille; Charlton Heston; Yul Brynner; Anne Baxter; Edward G Robinson; Yvonne De Carlo; Aeneas MacKenzie; Adolph Zukor; Jesse L Lasky; Jeanie MacPherson; Debra Paget; John Derek; Cedric Hardwicke; Nina Foch; Martha Scott; Judith Anderson; Vincent Price; John Carradine; Katherine Orrison; Loyal Griggs; Elmer Bernstein; Theodore Roberts; Charles de Roche; Estelle Taylor; Paramount Pictures (Firm); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); Motion Picture Associates (Firm); Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (Firm)
|Language Note:||Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. 1956 feature: In English or French with optional subtitles in English. 1923 silent feature: In English with optional French subtitles.|
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 1923, 1956.
Admitted to National Film Registry 1999.
AFI's 10 Top 10, 2008 (Epic #10). [1956 version].
Includes the 1956 Academy Award-winning classic, rated G (2 discs, WS), and the 1923 black and white silent version which is not rated (1 disc, FS). The original 1923 film has been restored and remastered and is available for the first time on DVD.
|Credits:||1956 feature: Produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Frederic M. Frank ; produced by Motion Pictures Associates, Inc. ; director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein. 1923 silent feature: Directed by Cecil B. DeMille ; story by Jeanie MacPherson.|
|Performer(s):||1956 feature starring 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, H.B. Warner, Henry Wilcoxon, Woodrow "Woody" Strode.
1923 silent feature starring Theodore Roberts, Charles de Roche, Estelle Taylor, Richard Dix, Rod La Rocque, Latrice Joy, Nita Naldi, Agnes Ayers.
|Awards:||1956 feature: Academy Award winner for Best Special Effects. Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording.|
|Target Audience:||1956 feature rated G. 1923 silent feature not rated.; IMDb rating: 1956 feature: 7.9 -- 1923 silent feature: not rated.|
|Description:||3 videodiscs (approximately 356 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital sound.|
|Contents:||Special features: 1956 feature: 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 pharoahs/The Paramount lot/The score/Mr. DeMille ; newsreel: "The ten commandments" premiere in New York ; trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer/1966 trailer/1989 trailer. Special features: 1923 silent feature: 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.|
|Series Title:||50th anniversary collection.|
1923 silent feature has two parts - the first is the biblical story of Moses; the second is a modern-day parable involving two brothers, one a saint, the other a sinner.