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The Ten Commandments (1923) was a Drama - Silent Films Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

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The effect of the parting of the Red Sea was created by placing two blocks of blue gelatin side-by-side, heating them until they melted...then running the footage in reverse.
Midway through production the film ran out of money and DeMille's original backers pulled out. The production was saved when DeMille called in a personal favor from his friend A.P. Giannini, one of the founders of Bank of America. Giannini's $500,000 investment allowed the production to continue without stopping.
The Egyptian set seen in the prologue was, in reality, an enormous construction, and was actually considerably larger than the Babylon sets in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages, to which they are often compared.
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