Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Queen of the Desert سلطانة الصحراء (Kouka) - (1947) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

Queen of the Desert (1947) - (Kouka) Undated rerelease Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1947 82-minute Niazi Mostafa black-and-white film Queen of the Desert [soltanet al-sahra] starring Kouka with story and screenplay by Niazi Mostafa, bedouin dialogue and songs by Bayram El Tounsi and cinematography by Klelio. Plot summary: Soltana, the queen of the desert, had been kidnapped and left among the desert tribes after a dispute between her father and a member of the lower classes. Her cousin, a pilot, came upon her by chance, fell in love with her and told her father about it. At first the father did not know Soltana was his missing daughter, but when this became clear to him he helped his nephew rescue her from the desert tribes and the two cousins married.

Cast and crew: Niazi Mostafa, Yehia Chahine, Kouka, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Ismail Yasseen, Mokhtar Hussein, Rafia al-Shal, Bayram El Tounsi, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, Farag al-Nehas, Fatheya Chahine, Fahmy Imam

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