Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Mute الخرساء (Samira Ahmed) - (1961) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

The Mute (1961) - (Samira Ahmed) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian undated rerelease poster by and unknown artist for the 1961 120-minute black-and-white Hassan Al Imam film The Mute [al-kharsaa] (aka The Dumb Girl) based on the 1948 Jean Negulesco film Johnny Belinda with story and screenplay by Mohamed Moustapha Sami and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: The mute girl Naima [Samira Ahmed] lived in a fishing village by a lake with her father Derwish (Fakher Fakher) and his wife [Zouzou Nabil]. A doctor [Imad Hamdi] came to the village to help the people build a cooperative compound to relieve them of the domination of a local bully named Atris [Zaki Rostom]. The doctor trained Naima as a nurse but soon after she started working she was raped by Atris's son. Naima's father found out what happend and accused the doctor of being the cause; then the entire village turned against him. He left the village, but returned to defend Naima. Naima found the rapist and stabbed him with a knife; he then confessed to his crime. Naima married a soldier from the village.

Cast and crew: Samira Ahmed, Imad Hamdi, Hassan Al Imam, Mohamed Moustapha Sami, Wahid Farid, Zaki Rostom, Zouzou Nabil, Hassan Youssef, Mohammad Alawan, Fakher Fakher, Kamal Hussein, Fifi Youssef, Ya'qub Mikhail, Hussein Ismail, Mohammad Sabih, Samih Kamel, Jean Negulesco, Johnny Belinda

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