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The Resource The ten commandments, Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)

The ten commandments, Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)

Label
The ten commandments
Title
The ten commandments
Statement of responsibility
Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Title variation
Cecil B. DeMille's the Ten commandments
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom
Awards note
  • Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton), 1957 Academy Awards (U.S.A.) ; Nominee, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, 1957 Academy Awards.
  • Named to the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Loyal Griggs; art direction, Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler, Albert Nozaki ; choreography, Leroy Prinz, Ruth Godfrey ; edited by Anne Bauchens ; music by Elmer Bernstein
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: G
Language note
English (Dolby digital 5.1 surround) (2.0 surround), French (mono), Portuguese (mono) or Spanish (2.0 surround) dialogue; optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles ; closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T46 2011
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Marth Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine
Runtime
231
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The ten commandments, Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. Southon...in accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures." -- opening credits
  • Originally produced in 1956
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1: Feature film [part 1] (136 min.) -- Special features: optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison ; Disc 2: Feature film [part 2] (96 min.) -- Special features: optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison -- Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer
Control code
5493405
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (231 min.)
Isbn
9781415758052
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361435145
  • 097361435169
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
14351
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707351578
  • (OCoLC)707351578
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs, fully restored
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The ten commandments, Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. Southon...in accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures." -- opening credits
  • Originally produced in 1956
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1: Feature film [part 1] (136 min.) -- Special features: optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison ; Disc 2: Feature film [part 2] (96 min.) -- Special features: optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison -- Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer
Control code
5493405
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (231 min.)
Isbn
9781415758052
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361435145
  • 097361435169
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
14351
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707351578
  • (OCoLC)707351578
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs, fully restored
Video recording format
DVD

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