Cecil B. DeMille‘s final film was The Ten Commandments, a grand-scale religious epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince chosen by God to abandon a life of luxury and lead his fellow Israelites out of slavery. The flight from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and Moses’ receiving of the Commandments are among this classic film’s many highlights. With Edward G. Robinson, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, and a cast of thousands.
On this weekend of religious commemorations, we thought we’d showcase the original theatrical trailer of this sprawling epic that uses movie magic to bring the biblical story to life:
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