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This is an ORIGINAL 1-sheet movie poster measuring 27" x 41". This poster is from Paramount Pictures, with great artwork of Charlton Heston as Moses. This poster is OVER 45 YEARS OLD!

It is for the 1972 release in theaters of the classic Cecil B. DeMille 1956 epic family entertainment film of all time,

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharaoh, Rameses I, condemning all newborn Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses' fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille (as Cecil B. de Mille)

Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson (this work contains material from the book "Prince of Egypt"), J.H. Ingraham (this work contains material from the book "Pillar of Fire") (as Rev. J. H. Ingraham)

Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

The entire cast included:

Charlton Heston ... Moses
Yul Brynner ... Rameses
Anne Baxter ... Nefretiri
Edward G. Robinson ... Dathan
Yvonne De Carlo ... Sephora
Debra Paget ... Lilia
John Derek ... Joshua
Cedric Hardwicke ... Sethi (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Nina Foch ... Bithiah
Martha Scott ... Yochabel
Judith Anderson ... Memnet
Vincent Price ... Baka
John Carradine ... Aaron
Olive Deering ... Miriam
Douglass Dumbrille ... Jannes

Classic Block buster Paramount pictures film! Great for the Hollywood film lover!

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MORE INFO ON CHARLTON HESTON: Renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston is one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years.

Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4th 1924 in Evanston, Illinois, and made his feature film as the lead character in a 16mm production of (1941), based on the play. Shortly thereafter, he played 'Marc Antony' in (1950), however Heston firmly stamped himself as genuine leading man material with his performance as circus manager 'Brad Braden' in the spectacular (1952), also starring and . The now very popular actor remained perpetually busy during the 1950s, both on TV and on the silver screen with audience pleasing performances in the steamy thriller (1954), as a treasure hunter in (1954) and another barn storming performance for as "Moses" in the blockbuster (1956). Heston delivered further dynamic performances in the oily film noir thriller (1958), and then alongside in the western (1958) before scoring the role for which he is arguably best known, that of the wronged Jewish prince who seeks his freedom and revenge in the directed (1959). This mammoth Biblical epic running in excess of three and a half hours became the standard by which other large scale productions would be judged, and it's superb cast also including as the villainous "Massala", English actor as the Roman officer "Quintus Arrius", and Australian actor as "Pontius Pilate", all contributed wonderful performances.

Never one to rest on his laurels, steely Heston remained the preferred choice of directors to lead the cast in major historical productions and during the 1960s he starred as Spanish legend "Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar" in (1961), as a US soldier battling hostile Chinese boxers during (1963), played the ill-fated "John the Baptist" in (1965), the masterful painter "Michelangelo" battling Pope Julius II in (1965), and an English general in (1966). In 1968, Heston filmed the unusual western (1968) about an aging and lonely cowboy befriending a lost woman and her son, which Heston has often referred to as his favorite piece of work on screen.

Interestingly, Heston was on the verge of acquiring an entirely new league of fans due to his appearance in four very topical science fiction films (all based on popular novels) painting bleak future's for mankind. In 1968, Heston starred as time traveling astronaut "George Taylor", in the terrific (1968) with it's now legendary conclusion as Heston realizes the true horror of his destination. He returned to reprise the role, albeit primarily as a cameo, alongside fellow astronaut in the slightly inferior sequel (1970). Next up, Heston again found himself facing the apocalypse in (1971) as the survivor of a germ plague that has wiped out humanity leaving only bands of psychotic lunatics roaming the cities who seek to kill the uninfected Heston. And fourthly, taking its inspiration from the novel "Make Room!, Make Room!", Heston starred alongside screen legend and in (1973). During the remainder of the 1970s, Heston appeared in two very popular "disaster movies" contributing lead roles in the far fetched (1974), plus in the star laden (1974), filmed in "Sensoround" (low bass speakers were installed in selected theaters to simulate the earthquake rumblings on screen to movie audiences). He played an evil Cardinal in the lively (1974), a mythical US naval officer in the recreation of (1976), also filmed in "Sensoround", an LA cop trying to stop a sniper in (1976) and another US naval officer in the submarine thriller (1978).

Heston appeared in numerous episodes of the high rating TV series (1981) and (1985), before moving onto a mixed bag of projects including TV adaptations of (1990) (TV) and (1988) (TV), hosting two episodes of the comedy show, (1975), starring as the "Good Actor" bringing love struck to tears in (1993), and as the eye patch wearing boss of intelligence agent in (1994).

He also narrated numerous TV specials and lent his vocal talents to the animated movie (1997), the family comedy (2001) and an animated version of (2003) (TV). Heston made an uncredited appearance in the inferior remake of (2001), and his last film appearance to date was in the Holocaust themed drama of (2003).

Heston has been married to Lydia Marie Clark Heston since March 1944, and they have two children. His highly entertaining autobiography was released in 1995, titled appropriately enough "Into The Arena". Although often criticized for his strong conservative beliefs and involvement with the NRA, Heston was a strong advocate for civil right many years before it became fashionable, and has been a recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian , plus the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement . In 2002, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and has not appeared in a film or TV production since 2003.

Truly, Charlton Heston is one of the legendary figures of US cinema.

MORE INFO ON CECIL B. DeMILLE: His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts, making his stage debut in 1900. For twelve years he was actor/manager of his mother's theatrical company. In 1913, Jesse L. Lasky, Samuel Goldwyn and DeMille formed the Lasky Film Company (which years later evolved into Paramount Pictures), and the next year went west to California and produced the successful six reeler, The Squaw Man (1914), of historical significance as the first feature length film produced in Hollywood. He championed the switch from short to feature-length films and is often credited with making Hollywood the motion picture capital of the world. Rather than putting his money into known stars, he emphasized production values. He also developed stars, notably Gloria Swanson. He produced and directed 70 films and was involved in many more. Many of his films were romantic sexual comedies (he is supposed to have believed that Americans were curious only about money and sex). His best-known were biblical epics: The King of Kings (1927), The Ten Commandments (1923), and The Crusades (1935). From 1936 to 1945 he hosted and directed the hour-long "Lux Radio Theatre", which brought the actors and stories of many movies to the airwaves and further established him as the symbol of Hollywood. He appeared as himself in the classic Sunset Boulevard (1950) with his former star Gloria Swanson as the fictitious disturbed former silent film actress Norma Desmond. His niece Agnes de Mille was the acclaimed choreographer of both the original Broadway production and film version of Oklahoma! (1955).

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TEN COMMANDMENTS 1-Sheet Movie POSTER Cecil B. de Mille CHARLTON HESTON Original
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