The Resource The ten commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording DVD)

The ten commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The ten commandments
Title
The ten commandments
Statement of responsibility
Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Title variation
Cecil B. DeMille's The ten commandments
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharaoh, 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 Award for Best Special Effects; Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated
Language note
English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.B53
LC item number
T46 2006
PerformerNote
  • 1956 version: 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
  • 1923 version: Theodore Roberts, Charles De Roche, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye, Terence Morre, James Neill
Runtime
356
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The ten commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Some credits from container
  • Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French)
  • "50th anniversary collection"--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
  • 1923 version: full screen format ; Silent with English subtitles or optional 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
  • 1956 version: widescreen format ; English or French language tracks with English subtitles; closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • RICHMOND
  • RICHMOND
  • RICHMOND
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features -- Disc 3. 1923 silent b&w feature film
Control code
000287910
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1956 and 1923 versions
Extent
3 videodiscs (356 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
04122
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u241395
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000287910
  • (OCoLC)64668011
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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