#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – To escape the edict of Egypt’s Pharaoh, Rameses I, condemning all newborn Hebrew males, 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, as well as 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’ fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can ‘harden his heart’.
Plot: Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.
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His God “is” God!
The Ten Commandments is at the top end of Hollywood historical epics. It was to be Cecil B. DeMille’s last ever directing assignment and he bows out with a gargantuan epic that to this day stands as a testament to his brilliant talent as one of the masters of epic film making.
The story cribs from a number of biblical sources, some of which are hokum and not to be taken as a religio lesson, but basically it tells the tale of Moses (Charlton Heston) and how he came to lead the Israelites to their exodus from Egypt – culminating in his delivering of God’s own Ten Commandments to the people.
No expense is spared, with a top line ensemble cast being joined by over 25,000 extras. The wide-screen special effects work dazzles the eyes, the direction of ginormous crowd sequences impressive, and an ebullient spectacle is never far away in what is a picture running at three hours thirty minutes (add ten for the glory of an intermission).
It would have been easy for the cast to get lost amongst such a large scale production, but the principals shine bright and make telling characteristic marks. Heston was born for the Moses role, Yul Brynner absolutely excels as Moses’ silky and sulky nemesis – Rameses, Anne Baxter gives Nefretiri a beauteous and villainous twin arc, which in turn is counterpointed by Yvonne De Carlo’s sultry yet homely Sephora (wife of Moses).
Elsewhere we get Debra Paget filling out a trio of gorgeous lady stars, where as Lilia she does determined and heartfelt oomph as a woman yearning to be freed from male dominance. Edward G. Robinson (Dathan) and Vincent Price (Baka) camp it up and have a good time, while Cedric Hardwicke (Sethi) turns in a heartfelt old Pharaoh and John Derek as Joshua, Moses’ underling, does surprisingly well given the enormity of the character trajectory.
As the music (Elmer Bernstein) swirls and thunders we are treated to Loyal Griggs’ colour photography that pings out the screen and brings to life expert costuming. John Fulton’s special effects work won him the Academy Award, and even though a couple look creaky these days, they all still today hold great entertaining spectacle worth. While the sheer gusto of the performances overcomes some less than stellar dialogue.
Lavish yet vulgar, hokey yet magnificent, this maty not be the greatest historical epic ever made, but it booms loud and proud and is an utter joy for like minded fans of the genre’s output. 9/10
(The King of Egypt – with his sword drawn – and his Queen, together, converse about killing Moses, servant of the Most High God) …
Queen Nefretiri: ‘Bring it back to me, stained with his blood!’
Pharoah Rameses: ‘I will… to mingle with your own!’
Inspired by the Book of Exodus, this Cecil B. DeMille-directed, Academy Award-winning biblical epic, the seventh most successful film of all-time, needs no further analysis.
Among the undisputed, where exceptionally classic one-liners are concerned, The Ten Commandments is a timeless generational masterpiece, and a National Film Registry-honored landmark of the Hollywood cinema industry … Period.
Five out of five glittering stars.
Colossal biblical kitsch, courtesy of Cecil B. DeMille.
It doesn’t get any better than this. You can count on this perennial favorite to show up every Easter just as you can count on “A Christmas Carol” during the yuletide season. The daddy of all contemporary religious instruction, 1956’s “The Ten Commandments” is blockbuster spiritual entertainment in every way, shape and form, as Cecil B. DeMille depicts the life of Moses from his birth to slavery to Mt. Sinai in grandiose, reverential style. And what a life!
This was the first movie I ever saw at the drive-in. I was only 6 at the time but I can remember the neighbors taking me to see this, snuggled up in pajamas and stuffed in the back seat. The parting of the Red Sea waters, the turning of the staff to a viperous snake, the green-colored pestilence of death seeping into the homes of every first-born, the creation of the tablets, the burning bush, the booming narrative. I sat in absolute silence and wonderment. This is my first remembrance of any kind of movie-making and the Oscar-winning visual effects and vivid pageantry are still pretty amazing, even by today’s standards.
Charlton Heston, the icon of biblical story-telling, still towers over anybody who has ever TRIED to played Moses before or since. Stalwart and stoic to a fault, he possess THE look…cut out of pages of my old religious instructions book….the look that radiates magnificence and glory…the look of a man who has definitely seen God. His commanding stature and voice with its slow, deliberate intonation is eerie and unmatched. Yul Brynner portrays Ramses II as if he were the King of Siam in Egyptian pants. Nobody poses or plays majestic like Yul. He’s forceful, regal, imperious…everything a biblical foe should be. Anne Baxter as the tempting Nefretiri, Queen of Egypt, borders on total camp in her role, her stylized line readings and breathy allure is laughable now, with posturings and reaction shots not seen since Theda Bara. But who cares? Baxter provides the most fun and its her florid scenes that I now look most forward to whether she’s throwing herself at the totally disinterested Moses or verbally sparring with Ramses, slyly pushing his emotional buttons. She alone puts the “k” in kitsch. The rest of the huge cast is appropriately stiff and solemn.
DeMille’s 1923 original version of “The Ten Commandments” is hardly subtle as well, but still impressive and certainly worth a look. In the 1956 remake, DeMille organizes a cavalcade of thousands to lend authenticity to the massive exodus scenes, while the ultimate picture-perfect frame for me is the three beautiful slave extras posing exotically and dramatically on a rock in front of a vivid blue-gray backdrop of furious, threatening clouds as Moses parts the sea. That vision alone is one for the books.
Whenever I am tempted to break a commandment or embrace that golden calf, I know I’ll always have to answer to Charlton glaring down from Mt. Sinai ready to throw those heavy tablets at me for my transgression. Charlton not only sets you straight, he makes you BELIEVE!
Original Language en
Runtime 3 hr 40 min (220 min), 3 hr 51 min (231 min) (Roadshow Version)
Genre Adventure, Drama
Director Cecil B. DeMille
Writer Dorothy Clarke Wilson (this work contains material from the book “Prince of Egypt”), J.H. Ingraham (this work contains material from the book “Pillar of Fire”), A.E. Southon (this work contains material from the book “On Eagle’s Wing”), Æneas MacKenzie (written for the screen by), Jesse Lasky Jr. (written for the screen by), Jack Gariss (written for the screen by), Fredric M. Frank (written for the screen by)
Actors Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Stereo (Western Electric Recording), Mono (optical prints), 70 mm 6-Track (1989 re-release), Dolby Stereo (1989 re-release)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1 (1972 & 1989 re-releases), 1.85 : 1, 2.20 : 1 (1972 & 1989 re-releases)
Camera Mitchell VistaVision Cameras
Film Length 6,028 m (24 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2021 remaster), Digital Intermediate (6K) (master format) (2010 restoration), Dolby Vision, Super VistaVision (1989 re-release), VistaVision
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (1972 & 1989 re-releases), 35 mm (spherical) (original theatrical release), 70 mm (1972 & 1989 re-releases)