The Ten Commandments (1956)

Fire Up The Ten Commandments (47:39) Hey, this episode is rated G!

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The daddy of Biblical epics is our first (and probably only) chance to talk about a Cecil B. DeMille picture. The Moses story has been filmed many times (Ryan thinks none of them get it right), but it’s hard to argue that Charlton Heston’s portrayal is the most iconic version. Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter are pretty good at playing Egyptians, considering they aren’t Egyptian. For a lot more about the movie that ripped apart the Red Sea, slam that button, but first check out our longtime sponsor, Sparkplug Coffee!

Note: The first plague isn’t Moses turning the Red Sea into blood. Of course, it’s the Nile.

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The Ten Commandments on Wikipedia

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Box Office Mojo Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

1956 in film

1956 Academy Award winners & nominees

Information about how Paramount parted the Red Sea

Possible explanation of how the plagues might have really happened and here’s another

Moses? Meet God, in fiery bush form on YouTube

The Nile’s usually weak blood content is radically improved on YouTube

Moses parts the Red Sea on YouTube

Moses uses the commandments as a weapon on YouTube

Mel Brooks’ 15…uh, 10 Commandments gag on YouTube

Gone With The Wind and The Greatest Show On Earth and The Bridge On The River Kwai and Ben-Hur and Spartacus and The Passion Of The Christ on IMDb

Gone With The Wind and Bridge On The River Kwai and Ben-Hur and Spartacus T100P podcasts

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