Ten Commandments

Factual error: When Rameses is casting Moses out into the desert, he stands in his chariot. The pyramids behind him is the Saquara pyramid, so Moses is being sent West into the Sahara, and not East into the Sinai.

Factual error: When Moses is received by the Pharaoh after his Ethiopian campaign, he greets the Pharaoh with a Roman salute (right fist on left shoulder).

Factual error: During Moses' comeback from his Ethiopia campaign, as soon as he presents himself to Pharaoh Seti, he says, "I bring you - Ethiopia!" This is an anachronism, as Ethiopia was known as ABYSSINIA in ancient times much like Siam was to Thailand and Ceylon was to Sri Lanka.

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Suggested correction: This is an example of translation convention. In real life, Moses would been speaking Egyptian or Hebrew. This is being "translated" into English for the audience in a way that they can understand. This is similar to when some Bible translations translate something like "the third day of the week" to "Tuesday." It's not incorrect, it's just translation.

Other mistake: When Rameses places the dead body of his son on the statue next to his throne, watch as it cuts to a shot of the side of the statue. A dummy was used in this scene, and it becomes obvious. Check out his hair, which looks like plastic, and his eyes, which look like little circles.

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[Ramses unsheathes his sword and goes to kill Nefretiri.]
Nefretiri: Before you strike, show me his blood on your sword.
[Ramses throws his sword on the ground, sits on his throne and Nefretiri sits beside him.]
Nefretiri: You couldn't even kill him.
Ramses: His god... is God.

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Trivia: Even though Martha Scott played Charlton Heston's mother in this film, she was only 11 years older than Heston.

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Question: As Rameses is getting dressed by his servants, Nefretiri stops one servant and takes a sword from him. The shot then cuts to Rameses getting dressed and then Nefretiri comes to give him the sword. What exactly did she do with it: did she stab her dead son (who is placed on that statue), or did she do something else?

Answer: She gave the sword to Ramses and told him to bring it back with Moses' blood on it.

Answer: I have always thought she stabbed her dead son. It's obvious she does something with it other than just give it to Rameses.

She doesn't do anything other than give him the sword. She's trying to dramatically convince Ramses to kill Moses. In countless stories, one character will tell another character to kill someone while handing them a weapon.

Answer: She didn't do anything with it. She took the sword so she could help dress her husband herself.

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