Production info

Moïse Sauvé des Eaux
France, 1911

Jean Jacquinet, Madeleine Roch
Directed by Henri Andréani


Early silent biblical film by Serie d'Art / Pathé Fréres. "This film deals with Moses’ birth and adoption. For three months the parents conceal the child, laying him in masses of straw when the soldiers, acting on Pharaoh’s edict to destroy all the newly-born male children, enter the house, and thrust their spears through the pillow. Later the mother takes the babe down to the banks of the Nile, and leaves it amongst the reeds, where it is found and adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh, who accepts the services of the mother to nurse the child.” (source: The Bioscope, 12 January 1911)

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