About

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

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Directed by

Cecil B. DeMille

Written by

Æneas MacKenzie (Screenplay)
Jesse Lasky Jr. (Screenplay)
Jack Gariss (Screenplay)
Fredric M. Frank (Screenplay)
J.H. Ingraham (Novel)
A.E. Southon (Novel)
Dorothy Clarke Wilson (Novel)

Runtime

220 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Greatest Event in Motion Picture History

Cast

Keywords

religion israel epic slavery biblical egypt ancient egypt moses judaism pharaoh miracle old testament

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#935 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Special Effects

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Hal Pereira Sam Comer Ray Moyer

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Color Edith Head

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording