Wednesday, December 19, 2012

And Love Returned (1961)

And Love Returned [wa 'ada al-hob] (1961) - (Samia Gamal) Egyptian undated rerelease film poster

This film was directed by Fatin Abdel Wahab, screenplay by Mohamed Abu Youssef, dialogue by Amin Yussef Ghurab, cinematography Aly Hassan; it tells the story of a cabaret dancer named Lola (Samia Gamal). Many of the customers liked her but she resisted their offers of marriage or requests that she become their mistress. She had one importunate pursuer (Ahmed Mazhar) whom she always resisted. This one was was shocked when she married another man (Mahmoud El-Meliguy), with whom she later ran the cabaret after they were married. The shocked and disappinted young suitor disappeared. Then the husband apparently died in a fire on his boat. The young suitor returned to reaappear in the life of the dancer, and this time she accepted him. The husband, who had not actually died, returned and tried to separate the two of them but could not do so.

Cast and crew: Samia Gamal, Ahmed Mazhar, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mohamed Reda, Mohammed Tawfik, Said Khalil, Souraya Fakhry, Mohamed Badreddine, Mohamed Abu Youssef, Amin Yousseff Ghurab, Aly Hassan

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