Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Ten Commandments on ABC

Since 1973, ABC has been airing the 1956 version of The Ten Commandments every year, with its airing date somewhere between Passover and the Saturday before Easter. The only exception to this was in 1999 when they aired a remake, which was in no way comparable to the classic. Luckily, they switched back to the original the next year :) I look forward to watching this movie every year and am always so grateful that ABC continues to broadcast it!

Here is the synopsis, straight from ABC's website:
"Cecil B. DeMille's massive film spectacle, The Ten Commandments, one of the most popular box-office movies of all time, will air as an ABC Special Presentation, SUNDAY, APRIL 23 (7:00-11:44 p.m., ET), on The ABC Television Network. 
Starring Charlton Heston as Moses, this dramatic Biblical epic is presented with an all-star cast, including Yul Brynner as Pharaoh, Anne Baxter as Queen Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson as the overseer of the slaves and Yvonne DeCarlo as Moses' wife. 
The film traces the story of Moses, from the time his mother set him afloat on the Nile, through his years as a young commander in Pharaoh's army to his betrayal and exile and, finally, his deliverance of the Israelites and the receiving of God's Commandments. 
The Ten Commandments won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Special Effects and received nominations for Best Picture, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Sound."

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Daphne said...

I've always loved this movie - my daughter did too when she was young (like 7 or 8). I was always surprised to see her so fascinated by it, although she usually lost interest after they left Egypt.

Jenny Girl said...

I too have always loved this movie. The old movies are the best because it is about the people nit the special effects.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I love this movie too! I didn't know that it came on TV every year.

Elizabeth said...

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Unknown said...

I love this movie too, it's such a classic. This and Ben-Hur are perhaps my favorite classic Hollywood epics.

Elaine J. Dalton said...

Definately one of my all-time favorite movies; I still have fond childhood memories of watching it every year with my family! :)

I'm a new follower and I'd love it if you'd drop by my library sometime! :D God bless!

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Unknown said...

I love this movie. It first sparked my interest in ancient Egypt. Now Egypt plays a major part in much of my fiction and I have plans to get a master's in Egyptology. I'll be watching the film as I do every year!

Margaret said...

I have always loved this movie, too, and have my own DVD of it---that way I can watch it whenever I want. But I'm grateful to ABC for continuing to show it so that younger people can get to know it. I don't want it to fade away.