Monday, December 26, 2011

Calumnied by the People (1950) Egyptian

Calumnied by the People [zalamuni al-nas] (1950) - (directed by Hassan Al Imam)

Poster for the 1950 Egyptian film Calumnied by the People (directed by Hassan Al Imam) starring Kamal Al-Shennawi, Faten Hamama and Shadia. The film tells the story of a poor but honest worker in an Egyptian company who is unable to marry off his two daughters when he is falsely accused of embezzling company funds. The man is convicted and imprisoned, then serves out the term. After his release there is another investigation because some people think he has hoarded the embezzled funds for use after his release from prison. This new investigation reveals that the real embezzler was the company boss. Vindicated, the poor but honest worker is then able to marry off his two daughters. The poster art is by the famous film poster artist Abdel Rahman.

The film features Kamal Al-Shennawi, Faten Hamama, Shadia, Abbas Fares, Choukoukou, Salah Mansour, Aziza Helmy, Wahid Farid, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary and Reyad El Kasabgy.

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