The Ten Commandments (1956) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • A man attempts to force a woman to kiss with him.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is strangled to death.
  • In one graphic scene, an Egyptian taskmaster throws a knife at a Hebrew slave. The knife is shown embedded in the slave's stomach. Blood is shown.
  • Joshua is whipped a few times by Baka. Streaks of blood are visible on his shoulders and chest.
  • Shepherds wrestle with Sephora, roughly knocking her down. Moses fights the shepherds with his staff. At one point, he slams one of them on the side of his face.
  • Joshua blocks a knife attack from Baka and hits him in the face knocking him down.
  • A man hits another man on the back with a chain, knocking him down.
  • An Egyptian soldier is seen just after killing a Hebrew baby. He wipes blood off of his sword. Scene may be rather disturbing for some.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drugs: None
  • Smoking: None
  • While the Hebrews rebel against God, they drink and act unruely and vile.
  • The Hebrews are drunk at a celebration.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene where the golden calf gets destroyed and the ground opens up underneath it could frighten some viewers.
  • The scene where the entire Egyptian Army is drowned at the Red Sea could frighten some viewers.
  • Baka's death may be disturbing to some viewers.
  • An old woman's belt gets caught under a huge stone as the stone is being moved. She is nearly crushed but the Egyptians stop the stone.
  • The angel of death appears in a gray mist over Egypt. When touched by the mist, Egyptian firstborns young and old die. These scenes may frighten younger viewers.


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Violence & Gore

  • The red sea falls back on the Egyptians drowning them. We hear screams and cries of terror as it falls and see a few men and horses under water briefly.
  • Moses strangles Baka to death.
  • Nefertiri pushes Memnet off a balcony, killing her. The murder is not shown, but we hear the struggle and Memnet crying out.

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