G | | Adventure, Drama
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Rosemary DeCamp, Irene Dunne, Merle Oberon, and Alexis Smith were considered for the role of Bithiah. Cecil B. DeMille chose Jayne Meadows, but she declined the role because she wanted to spend more time with her family. DeMille cast Nina Foch, on the suggestion of Henry Wilcoxon, who had worked with her in Scaramouche (1952).
I do not know about such things, but I do know that the mountain rumbles when God is there, and the earth trembles, and the cloud is red with fire.
Moses: At such a time, has any man ever gone to see Him, face-to-face?
Sephora: No man has ever set foot on the ...
After Moses tells Nefretiri a shepherd girl is his wife, Nefretiri's position relative to Moses changes when she asks him whether his wife has hair with an "odor like sheep."
This film does not end with the credit "The End", but with the written line "So it was written, so it shall be done".
In all of the film's theatrical releases, Cecil B. DeMille appears in a short prologue in which he prepares the audience for what they will see, including the fact that the picture will concentrate heavily on the early years of Moses before he led the Hebrews out of Egypt; he also indicates the length of the film and the fact that it will be shown with an intermission. This prologue has always been cut in the film's network television showings.
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