Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lady of the Palace (1959) - (Faten Hamama, Omar Sharif)

Lady of the Palace [sayedet al-qasr] (1959) - (Faten Hamama/Omar Sharif) Egyptian film poster

This is an original 27" x 39" Egyptian stone lithograph poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1959 126-minute Kamal El Sheikh black-and-white film Lady of the Palace [sayedet al-qasr] starring Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Hussein Helmy Al-Mohandes with cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr. The film was produced by the Cinema Union Films Company.

Plot summary: Faten Hamama is Sawsan, a middle-class orphan who is approached and later married by the wealthy Adel (Omar Sharif). Adel orders Sawsan to stay home because His playboy friends are uncomfortable with her. There she works Adel's land with one of his old friends, Shafeek (Stephan Rosti). Adel's other friends try to destroy the marriage by telling him Sawsan is having an affair with a friend. They also try to take advantage of him financially and get him to sell his land. Shafeek convinces Adel not to sell his land. After seeing his mistake. Adel leaves his friends and returns to his wife.

Cast and crew: Faten Hamama, Omar Sharif, Zouzou Mady, Moar El-Hariri, Kamal El Sheikh, Stephan Rosti, Abdelhalim Nasr, Hussein Helmy Al-Mohandes, Shafik Noureddin, Iskandar Mansy, Tewfiq Sadiq, Abdel Moneim Seoudy

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