The Ten Commandments

1956 American film directed by Cecil B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments is a movie from 1956. It stars Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Rameses II. It was directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille. It is based on the books of Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and the Book of Exodus.



The Ten Commandments won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Charlton Heston was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama. The critics at the time generally liked it but they also noticed the differences between the story of the Exodus as told in the Bible and what the movie said.