The Ten Commandments ( The Ten Commandments ) is an epic one American directed by Cecil B. DeMille , released in 1956 , including Charlton Heston , Yul Brynner , Anne Baxter , Edward G. Robinson and Yvonne De Carlo in the lead roles.
Rehabilitation part of his silent film from 1923 , The Ten Commandments is the last film of the director, who died three years later 2 . Shot in Egypt , at Mount Sinai and in the Sinai Peninsula , at the time of its release in cinemas, the, it was the most expensive film ever produced 2 and presented one of the most important distributions ever 2 .
In 1957 , The Ten Commandments was nominated for seven Oscars , including the Oscar for Best Picture , but ultimately won only the Oscar for Best Visual Effects . In 1999 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the United States as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” . In June 2008, the film was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 10 th best film in the epic genre .