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Passover Movie Suggestion

As the Passover/Easter season approaches, Arts and Culture Director Deb Krivoy recommends watching (or re-watching) The Ten Commandments, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

How well do you know the 1956 epic drama? Play Deb’s trivia quiz and find out!



(See answers at bottom.)

Name the actor(s) who were NOT in the star-studded 1956 epic:

  • John Derek
  • Debra Paget
  • Judith Anderson
  • John Garfield
  • Vincent Price
  • Susan Hayward
  • Yvonne DeCarlo
  • Anne Baxter

How long did it take to shoot the “parting of the Red Sea” scene?

  • 1 day
  • 6 months
  • 12 weeks
  • A year

The “parting of the Red Sea” scene was mostly shot in:

  • Egypt
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • The Paramount Studio backlot

Cecil B. DeMille performed what roles in the making of the film:

  • Director
  • Narrator
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter

The screenplay was NOT based on one of the sources listed below:

  • The Old Testament
  • The Koran
  • Josephus Flavius’ writings
  • The New Testament

The film was shot in several countries, including:

  • Jordan
  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • Syria


  • John Garfield and Susan Hayward DID NOT star in this film.
  • 6 months
  • The Paramount backlot, using an artificial waterfall
  • Director, Producer and Narrator
  • The New Testament
  • Egypt