G | | Adventure, Drama
Moses, an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
As this was his final movie, Cecil B. DeMille has the rare achievement amongst directors of ending his career with his most expensive production and biggest commercial hit.
Where could I bring you except to Egypt?
Israelites: Where there is death?
Dathan: No, where there's food!
As Moses was completing the building of an Egyptian city, and called for a blue pennant, the guard waves a blue flag in front of the backdrop, and the flag is filtered out and becomes transparent, alluding to the fact that there is in fact a blue-screened backdrop and not an actual city behind them.
At the end of the opening credits, we see a credit which begins: "Those who see this film - PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Cecil B. DeMille"... and continues in the same style and finishing with: "Based on the writings of (J.H. Ingraham) and THE HOLY SCRIPTURES"
The Prologue and intermission music have been included in the 2004 DVD release. These are taken out on all network TV showings to cut down the length. Also edited out of network showings is an Overture which has also been restored to the DVD release.