Production info

Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors
USA, 1914

Emile La Croix, John St. Polis


Incidents depicted in the life of Joseph of Canaan include: the conspiracy of his brothers to sell him into slavery and strip him of the coat of many colors given to him by his father Jacob; Jacob's grief upon seeing the torn coat and hearing from the brothers that Joseph died under a lion's claw; Joseph's hardships as a slave; his arrival in Egypt; his life as a slave in the house of Potiphar, an Egyptian official, whose wife Zelikah tries to seduce Joseph; his imprisonment; his prophecy, which comes true, telling of life for one fellow prisoner and death for another; his interpretation for the pharaoh of the dream of the seven lean and seven fat kine; the seven years of famine in Egypt; and the reconciliation with his father, brothers, their wives and children in Egypt. (source: AFI)

Early silent version of story of Joseph in Egypt produced by Sawyer. Re-released as "Joseph and his Brethren" in 1915 by Dormet Film Co.

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