Fattouma (1961) - (Hind Rostom) Egyptian film poster
This is a promotional poster for designed by Ahmed Hamed for the 1961 Hassan El-Seify 90-minute black-and-white film Fattouma starring Hind Rostom with story, screenplay and dialogue by Zaki Saleh and cinematography by Alvisy Orphanily. Plot summary: Fattouma (Hind Rostom) told her boyfriend Dr. Wahid Farid (Kamal Al-Shennawi) that her husband had left her a message saying he intended to commit suicide. Wahid advised her to leave the message beside the body so the police would not be suspicious. She asked him to do this himself. He went to the home of the deceased and was surprised to find him threatening him with a pistol instead of dead. He took out his own pistol and killed the husband of his mistress. He told the police he had known Fattouma long ago when she almost committed suicide, but Dr. Wahid had given her hope and asked her to marry him. He spent the night with her and the next morning he left a message with her but the wind blew it out the window before she saw it. When she woke up she decided to kill herself. Then she married Khorshid (Mahmoud El-Meliguy) so he would take care of her son. Wahid went back, met her by chance and became her lover. Fattouma's account to the police was from a different point of view. She said when her husband knew Wahid had returned from abroad he invented the story to blackmail him to get money for his son. She claimed she told her lover about the killing of her husband so he could face him, and that she had changed the pistol because of the extent of the danger to her lover. The lovers were then accused, but the attorney was able to prove they had not collaborated in the killing.
Cast and crew: Hind Rostom, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Ahmed Hamed, Hassan El-Seify, Zaki Saleh, Khayria Ahmed, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Orlando, Hoda Shamseddine, Alvisy Orphanily