Joseph's Trials in Egypt

Joseph's Trials in Egypt

Director: Henri Andréani

Year: 1914

Plot: Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, angered his brothers when he told them that in a dream he saw himself made ruler over them. They went to feed their flocks in Dothan, where Joseph found them. And when they saw him, they conspired against him and cast him into a pit. But Judah, seeing a caravan approaching, persuaded his brothers to sell him to the Ishmaelites, who took him down to Egypt. The brothers then returned to their father and showed him Joseph's coat, which they had dipped in blood. So Jacob was led to believe that his son was devoured by a wild beast. The Ishmaelites sold Joseph to Putiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's. Soon after, Putiphar's wife became enamored with Joseph and tempted him. But he resisted her approaches and fled, leaving his cloak in her grasp. Angered by his rebuff, she accused Joseph of a grave offense, showing his cloak which he had left behind. For this Joseph was cast into prison by Putiphar. It chanced that Pharaoh's chief butler was also in the dungeon. He told Joseph of a dream, which Joseph interpreted to the butler, saying that it meant that he would soon be restored to favor. This came true the third day and the butler was delivered from prison. It happened that Pharaoh was much disturbed by a dream which even the wise men of Egypt failed to interpret. Remembering Joseph, the butler told Pharaoh of his marvelous power. Joseph was sent for and so pleased the king by his explanations of the dream that he was made ruler over all the land of Egypt. When the famine was in the land of Canaan, Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to buy corn. Joseph chanced to see his brothers, but they did not recognize him. He accused them of being spies and cast them into prison. They protested their innocence, saying that they were sent by their father, who remained in Canaan with their youngest brother, Benjamin. Joseph sent them to fetch his brother, Benjamin, holding Simeon as hostage for their return. But when they came to their father, Jacob, he would not consent to their taking Benjamin away, saying that he feared he would not be returned again, as Joseph and Simeon were no longer with them. But they persuaded him and returned to Egypt with Benjamin. When Joseph saw his youngest brother, Benjamin, whom he loved, he was much pleased and ordered a feast to be prepared for his brothers. He then revealed himself to them, and forgave them for selling him into Egypt. Pharaoh heard of this and told Joseph to send his father and all his brothers and their households that they might dwell in the land. And when Jacob learned that Joseph was indeed living he was comforted and went down into Egypt with his sons. There he was met by Joseph, who was greatly pleased to he again restored to his father. And they lived long in the land o£ their adoption.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: Joseph, fils de Jacob
Director: Henri Andréani
Writer: Henri Andréani
Type: movie
Year: 1914
Genres: Short, Drama, History
Countries: France
Languages: None , French
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 01 Feb 1914 (USA)
Akas: Joseph's Trials in Egypt (United States)
Production Companies: Pathé Frères
Distributors: Pathé Frères , Eclectic Film Company
Other Companies: Pathé Frères