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Before the opening credits of The Ten Commandments
(1956)--his last film--began, he gave a short speech: "Ladies and gentlemen, young and old, this may seem an unusual procedure, speaking before the picture begins, but we have an unusual subject, the story of the birth of freedom--the story of Moses. As many of you know, the ...
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Cecil B. De Mille | Cecil B. de Mille
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on The Ten Commandments
(1956)] The idea began more than 70 years ago when my father and mother every night read us children a chapter from the Old Testament, a chapter from the New Testament, and a chapter of history. The biblical characters became as real to us as comic book figures are to children of today. The nation lost a good deal when the Bible was taken out of the schools. It used to be...
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The Master of the Biblical Epic