Nile Water

Nile Water (French: L'eau du Nil) is a 1928 French drama film directed by Marcel Vandal and starring Jean Murat, Max Maxudian and Lee Parry. Originally made as a silent film, it subsequently had a musical soundtrack added to it.[1] It was the first French sound film, shot using a system owned by Gaumont. However, the system never took off and American and German technology came to dominate.[2]

Nile Water
Directed byMarcel Vandal
Produced byLouis Aubert
Written byPierre Frondaie (novel)
StarringJean Murat
Max Maxudian
Lee Parry
CinematographyMichel Bernheim
René Guichard
Armand Thirard
Les Films Marcel Vandal et Charles Delac
Release date
18 October 1928

The film's sets were designed by the art director Fernand Delattre.

Main cast


  1. Crisp p.103
  2. Kindem p.197


  • Crisp, C.G. The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960. Indiana University Press, 1993.
  • Kindem, Gorham Anders. The International Movie Industry. SIU Press, 2000.
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