Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s most iconic moments.
Today, we honour Esther Brown, Woody Strode and their contributions to the 1956 movie ‘The Ten Commandments‘, a movie designed to tell the story of Moses, the Prince of Egypt.
Woody was an elite athlete and WW2 soldier and found fame in Hollywood after the producer Walter Mirisch saw him wrestling and asked him to play in the 1951 movie ‘The Lion Hunters.’
He was then cast in the aforementioned ‘Commandments’ five years later and performed alongside Ms. Brown.
Ready to revisit their magic.
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Paramount set $13 million aside to create the picture and earned $122.7 million following its release with help from music composed by Elmer Bernstein.