Abu Halmoos (1947) - (Naguib Al Rihani) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Ahmed Fouad for an undated rerelease of the 1947 Ibrahim Helmi film Abu Halmoos based on a screenplay by Ibrahim Helmi, cinematography by Sammy Brill and starring Naguib Al Rihani as Shahata Effendi. Plot summary: As the film begins Shahata Effendi is working as an accountant in a shop that sells birds, which makes him angry about his life and his work, but he tolerates the owner of the shop Alfaz. He is only working for him until he receives a letter with news of his acceptance in a new job as an accountant for mortmain properties. However he discovers account speculation by the overseer of the mortmain accounts, although the mortmain overseer is able to get coverage for his thefts. Shahata becomes acquainted with the daughter of the mortmain overseer and falls in love with her. However she ridicules his love for her when he becomes the latest employee working for her father. While he is asking her to marry him he leaves her and does not have the courage to raise the subject of marriage with her father. The daughter of the mortmain overseer makes plans to marry Shahata while he retains his position as her father's latest employee. A dancer claims she has given birth to a boy who was the son of the mortmain overseer and she has left the boy with him. Everyone knows there was a boy named Halmoos but they do not know who were his mother and father. The daughter of the mortmain overseer learnes about this incident and claims she was the boy's mother by Shahata. Shahata suddenly comes upon this Halmoos and while the mortmain overseer is protesting the marriage Shahata reminds him of his theft of time and his forging of account signatures. The father is obliged to agree to the marriage. However the daughter of the mortmain overseer tells Shahata Effendi the truth and he is touched by it. He feels like leaving the boy with her and the people. However the days pass and Shahata Effendi wins the lottery and becomes rich. He trades it for a relationship with the family of the mortmain overseer. The mortmain overseer's daughter loves him and he is happy to marry her.
Cast and Crew: Wali Eddine Sameh, Ibrahim Helmi, Naguib Al Rihani, Hagar Hamdi, Abbas Fares, Hassan Fayek, Marie Munib, Zuzu Shakeeb, Badei Khayri, Mohamed Kamal al-Masri, Ferdoos Mohammed, Mohammad al-Dib, Lola Sedki, Stefan Rosti, Victoria Habiqa, Sammy Brill