The motion picture Ten Commandments (1956) was a Paramount Pictures Corporation, Cecil B.DeMille production. The collection
consists of black and white stills and a typescript revised script dated 6 July 1956.
The 1956 Paramount production of The Ten commandments was Cecil B. De Mille's last film and is best known for its Academy
Award winning special effects. The film was based on the books Based on the books Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson
(Philadelphia, 1949), The Pillar of Fire; or, Israel in Bondage by Rev. Joseph Holt Ingraham (New York, 1859) and On Eagle's
Wings by Rev. Arthur E. Southon (London, 1937) and tells the story of Moses and the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. The cast featured
among others, Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Yul Brynner, Edward G. Robinson, and Yvonne De Carlo. Screenplay credits include
Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, and Fredric M. Frank. Art directors were Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler, and
Albert Nozaki and cinematographer Loyal Griggs with additional photography by J. Peverell Marley, John Warren, and Wallace
Kelley. The editor was Anne Bauchens. The working title of the film was Prince of Egypt. The Ten Commandments was previously
filmed in 1923 and directed DeMille.
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.