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Ten Commandments

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
7.00 /10
Charlton Heston , Yul Brynner , Edward G. Robinson
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Directed by: Cecil B. De Mille
Written by: Aeneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky Jnr, Jack Gariss, Frederic M. Frank

Released: 1956
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 219


The story of Moses (Charlton Heston).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Cecil B. DeMille's last film is a remake of his 1923 epic, and it is among his best work. Some of John Fulton's Oscar-winning visual effects (such as God writing on Moses's tablets of stone) are vulgar, the dialogue is banal, and there is not much characterisation; but there is a scale and magnificence about it, and a naive sincerity which is quite touching. Loyal Griggs's photography, the art direction, editing, sound and costumes were all Oscar-nominated. It was the top box-office hit of its year.
Sample dialogue... "Where are we going, Rachel?" "Some land flowing with milk and honey."

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