ABC to Air THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Tonight
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 7 (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 Sound.
"THE TEN COMMANDMENTS" IN HDTV:
"The Ten Commandments" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This film carries a TV-G parental guideline.