The Ten Commandments

Paramount Pictures (1923)
Drama, Adventure, History
USA | English | Black/White | 2h 16min

The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy of the commandments in modern life through a story set in San Francisco. Two brothers, rivals for the love of Mary, also come into conflict when John discovers Dan used shoddy materials to construct a cathedral.

Cast View all

Theodore Roberts Moses - The Lawgiver
Charles de Rochefort Rameses - the Magnificent: Prologue
Estelle Taylor Miriam - The Sister of Moses
Julia Faye The Wife of Pharaoh - Prologue
Pat Moore The Son of Pharaoh - Prologue
James Neill Aaron - Brother of Moses
Lawson Butt Dathan - The Discontented
Clarence Burton The Taskmaster - Prologue
Noble Johnson The Bronze Man - Prologue
Edythe Chapman Mrs. Martha McTavish
Richard Dix John McTavish - Her Son
Rod La Rocque Dan McTavish - Her Son
Leatrice Joy Mary Leigh
Nita Naldi Sally Lung - a Eurasian
Robert Edeson Redding - an Inspector
Charles Ogle The Doctor
Agnes Ayres The Outcast

Crew View all

Director Cecil B. DeMille
Writer Jeanie Macpherson
Producer Cecil B. DeMille
Photography Ray Rennahan, Archie Stout, Bert Glennon, Fred Westerberg, J. Peverell Marley
Musician Hugo Riesenfeld, Milan Roder


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
032429288042 DVD 1 Nov 07, 2017
032429299161 DVD 1 Jan 30, 2018
037757225066 VHS
031504025060 VHS