Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner star in this classic adventure drama directed by Cecil B. de Mille. After Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses I (Ian Keith) orders the death of all firstborn Hebrew males, Moses (Heston) is spared by his mother who casts him adrift in a reed basket on the Nile. Picked up by the Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah (Nina Foch), Moses is adopted and brought up in the court of her brother Seti (Cedric Hardwicke). However, after his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is banished by his half-brother Rameses II (Brynner) and sent out into the desert. When he is then given a message by God, Moses vows to return to Egypt and free his people from slavery.
Also with the 1923 Cecil B DeMille silent version
Although the first part of the film is set in ancient Egypt with Moses (Theodore Roberts) and Rameses (Charles De Roche), the central focus is the 1920s story of two brothers -- John (Richard Dix) and Dan McTavish (Rod La Rocque). John, a carpenter, is the son who embodies the laws of Moses, while Dan, a corrupt contractor, lives a life of sin. When a tragedy caused by Dan kills the brothers' mother (Edythe Chapman), Dan tries to redeem his wicked ways. But more hard lessons await him.