Movie 2min

Moses In The Bullrushes (1903)

The story of how the baby Moses was rescued by a Pharoah's daughter
Not rated.

Categories
Based on the Bible Bible Movie Black and White Drama Lost Film Moses Old Testament Short Silent Film
Descriptions

Egypt. Pharaoh's daughter finds baby by river bank.

Source: British Film Catalog


This is altogether a remarkable subject, handled in such a high-class way as to make it an extremely appropriate subject for exhibitors who make a speciality of church and lyceum work. A river bank is shown thickly lined with rushes. Through a wandering path come Pharaoh’s daughter and her attendants. At the edge of the stream the infant Moses is found peacefully sleeping in a bed of rushes. After all the party have surveyed the infant in silent admiration the princess takes it up lovingly and after fondling it gives it to one of her women and the process then starts back through the rushes. The scene is made particularly effective by the fact that a live and kicking baby is employed and by the naturalness of the scene throughout.

Source: Biograph Bulletin


Whilst it's not known for sure, this may be a scene that survived individually from the 1897 Höritz Passion Play that included scenes from The Old Testament(including this), but because the length is different, production year is stated and the company is mentioned as Gaumont, it is here listed as an own title as most places. It is not known for sure if it was the British Gaumont or the French.

Similar movies
Prodigal Daughter
1909
Prodigal Daughter
Prodigal Daughter (1909)
62%
1909 8min
The Woman of Samaria
1910
The Woman of Samaria
The Woman of Samaria (1910)
58%
1910 10min
David and Goliath
1908
David and Goliath
David and Goliath (1908)
53%
1908 9min
Samson and Delilah
1902
Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah (1902)
53%
1902 6min
The Kiss of Judas
1908
The Kiss of Judas
The Kiss of Judas (1908)
53%
1908 8min
Joseph Sold By His Brethren
1904
Joseph Sold By His Brethren
Joseph Sold By His Brethren (1904)
52%
1904 7min
Cast
Unavailbale.
Crew
Unavailbale.