The Ten Commandments (1956)

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

Ten Commandments 2

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!

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


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Box Office Mojo Top 300 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

Links to: 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

YouTube links: Moses? Meet God, in fiery bush form and the Nile’s usually weak blood content is radically improved and Moses parts the Red Sea and Moses uses the commandments as a weapon and Mel Brooks’ 15…uh, 10 Commandments gag

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