Cecil B. DeMille

Just Another Media Coverup

by W.W.

The Movie The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American epic religious drama film produced, directed, and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille and released by Paramount Pictures.     

The Ten Commandments dramatizes the biblical story of the life of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince who becomes the deliverer of his real brethren, the enslaved Hebrews, and thereafter leads the Exodus to Mount Sinai, where he receives, from God, the Ten Commandments. 

The Ten Commandments was DeMille's most successful work, his first widescreen film, his fourth biblical production, and his final directorial effort before his death in 1959 at age 77.

In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant".

What most people dont know, for the original theatrical release of the film, DeMille filmed a personal onscreen introduction, which was not to be on the telecasts to come later and largely covered up.  Although available on Youtube, DeMille’s introduction has been clipped from the Network television annual replay of the movie on TV during the Passover/Easter season every year since 1973. It must have been something DeMille said.

As part of his intro below, DeMille is quoted as saying, “The theme of this picture is whether men ought be ruled by God’s law or whether they ought to be ruled by the whims of a dictator like Rameses. Are men the property of the state or are they free souls under God. This same battle continues through the world today”. That was said in 1956.

It is obvious, a quote such as that, even by a man of renown, will get limited exposure  in 2023 by todays left leaning secular media.