Egypt and the Nile is one of several films created for Encyclopaedia Britannica. The film outlines the geography, cities, industry, and agriculture on and along the Nile River. The life and industry of Aswan, Asyut, Giza, Cairo, and port towns on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea such as Port Said all the way west to Alexandria that extend off the Nile are documented. Historic landmarks such the Abu Simbel temples, the Sphinx and its surrounding temples are also highlighted. The film depicts the stark contrast between city and country life along the Nile.