Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rabha رابحه (Kouka) - (1945) Egyptian one-sheet

Rabha (1945) - (Kouka) Egyptian one-sheet

This is is a 27" x 39" stone lithograph poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1945 102-minute Niazi Mostafa black-and-white film Rabha starring Kouka based on a story by Mahmoud Taymoor with screenplay by Niazi Mostafa, dialogue by Bayram El Tounsi and cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Rabha, a pretty girl from a Bedouin tribe, came to the aid of a boy from the city who was injured when he fell off his galloping horse on a hunting trip, and the two of them fell in love. Her tribe had made arrangements for her to marry her cousin, but on the night she was supposed to do that she eloped with the city boy. Rabha could not enjoy her married life because she was afraid of her tribe and knew they would not forgive her for eloping. However when the tribe learned the city boy was also of Bedouin extraction they forgot about what had happened and celebrated the marriage.

Cast and crew: Kouka, Niazi Mostafa, Badr Lama, Seraj Munir, Abbas Fares, Bechara Wakim, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Negma Ibrahim, Mohammed Al Kahlawi, Ahmed Abdelhalim, Zuzu Shakeeb, Soraya Fakhry, Bayram El Tounsi, Mahmoud Taymoor, Tawfiq al-Mardanli, Fouad al-Rahidi, Amal Hussein, Mohamed Kamela

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