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The Resource The ten commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille

The ten commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille

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, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Title variation
50th anniversary collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
To escape the edict that condemed all first-born Hebrew males, Egypt's Pharoah, 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 Awards, USA, 1957: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
1956 version: English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.B53
LC item number
T46 2006
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1881-1959
  • 1893-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Brynner, Yul
  • Baxter, Anne
  • Robinson, Edward G.
  • De Carlo, Yvonne
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
220
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses
  • Videodiscs
  • Bible stories
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
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, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1956
  • Special features: 1956 version: 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 silent, b&w version: 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. (Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie Macpherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille ; 136 min., not rated, French subtitles, full screen (1.33:1) presentation)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1011054
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 220 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
04122
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1011054
  • (OCoLC)64668011
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, Dolby Digital mono, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The ten commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1956
  • Special features: 1956 version: 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 silent, b&w version: 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. (Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie Macpherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille ; 136 min., not rated, French subtitles, full screen (1.33:1) presentation)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1011054
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 220 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
04122
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1011054
  • (OCoLC)64668011
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, Dolby Digital mono, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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