But the 1956 film, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner (which will be broadcast next Saturday, April 3, from 6-10 p.m. on KTVX Ch. 4), sprinkles more than a little fancy among its facts.
From a romance that never existed and concocted characters to an instant parting of the Red Sea, the movie is riddled with fiction.
It is, in fact, a cinematic masterpiece in everything except accuracy. It won an Oscar, three other major movie awards and was nominated for another seven awards.
No later movies about Moses come close.