to Air "The Ten Commandments" Staring Charlton Heston April 11
CHARLTON HESTON PORTRAYS MOSES IN THE DRAMATIC BIBLICAL EPIC, "THE TEN
COMMANDMENTS," AIRING SATURDAY, APRIL 11 ON ABC
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," SATURDAY, APRIL 11 (7:00-11:44 p.m., ET), on The ABC
Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/26/89)
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
This film carries a TV-G parental guideline.