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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: March 29, 2018.

It’s been 62 years since ‘The Ten Commandments’ movie was released. In 1956, this epic biblical film narrated be Cecil B. DeMille debuted in theaters by Paramount Pictures. The life of Moses, the adopted Egyptian prince, played out in Technicolor and was filmed in Egypt and Mount Sinai. The film boasted legendary veteran actors Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Pharaoh, and was the most successful work for filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille.

The Ten Commandments was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won for Best Visual Effects. Both Heston and Brynner were nominated for their epic roles in the film. The movie was visually spectacular in its time with incredible special effects. It was the highest-grossing film in the year of its release, 1956. Other impressive actors starring in The Ten Commandments were Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, Debra Paget as Lilia, Eduard Franz as Jethro, and so many more.

Since 1973, the movie has been broadcast every year save for 1999, on the ABC Network, during the Easter holiday weekend, varying from the evening before Easter to Easter night itself. Check your local listings to view this important, beautiful biblical film.

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