The Ten Commandments (1945 film)

The Ten Commandments (Italian: I dieci comandamenti) is a 1945 Italian drama film directed by Giorgio Walter Chili. It features an ensemble of Italian actors in episodes based on the Ten Commandments.

The Ten Commandments
Directed byGiorgio Walter Chili
Produced byGiuseppe Gallia
Francesco Leoni
Written byGiorgio Walter Chili
Diego Fabbri
Pietro Germi
Enrico Ribulsi
Callisto V. Vanzin
Music byEzio Carabella
CinematographySergio Pesce
Produzzione Film Religiosi
Distributed byFincine
Release date
August 1945
Running time
102 minutes

It was made during the German occupation of Rome, which brought a halt to all ongoing work at Italian film studios. Only two films made with Vatican support went into production at the time, providing employment for actors and technicians. The other film was Vittorio De Sica's The Gates of Heaven. Their work on the films enabled them to refuse demands that they relocate north to work in the Venice-based film industry of the puppet Italian Social Republic.[1] The lengthy production process meant that it wasn't released until long after Rome had been liberated by Allied forces.



  1. Gundle p.262-63


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.
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