Days of Love (1968) - (Nadia Lutfi) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a promotional film poster designed by Gasour for an Egyptian version of My Fair Lady, a 1968 Helmy Halim 105-minute black-and-white film called Days of Love [ayam al-hob] based on the 1913 George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion with screenplay and story by Helmy Halim, dialogue by Mohamed Abou-Seif and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: Sherif Lutfi [Ahmed Mazhar] was a film director looking for someone new to play the starring role in a film about a famous actress. Not finding the right actress, he persuaded Eshta, [Nadia Lutfi] an attractive woman he happened to meet during a trip to Alexandria, to take up acting in the cinema. After long hesitation she agreed and with lessons in diction, posture and table manners he made an aristocratic girl of her. After much effort she learned to play the role and their first film was a great success. She then rebelled against him and he tried to break her down with his egoism; he promoted her personality and the fact that he was the one who had made her. He later regretted this and asked her to forgive him. She did so and they were married.
Cast and crew: Helmy Halim, Nadia Lutfi, Ahmed Mazhar, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Adel Adham, Tewfik El Dekn, Salah Mansour, Soheir El-Bably, Zouzou Mady, Ahmed Abaza, Naemaa Elsoghyr, George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Wahid Farid, Mohamed Reda, Mohamed Abou-Seif, Kawsar Shafiq, Ragaa Al-Gidawy, Hussein Ismail, Edmond Tuema, Iskandar Mansi