Raya and Sekina (Anwar Wagdi) (1953) Egyptian film poster
Shown here is a 39" x 54" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1953 Salah Abouseif 98-minute black-and-white film Raya and Sekina starring Anwar Wagdi based on a screenplay by Naguib Mahfouz and Salah Abouseif after an account by journalist Lotfi Osman of actual events in 1920, with dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: This film is a dramatization of the investigation and arrest of Raya and Sekina, two serial killers in Alexandria Egypt who were the leaders of a gang responsible for the abduction and murder of 26 women. Anwar Wagdi has the role of the investigating officer Ahmed, who operates as an undercover agent, works his way into the midst of the criminal gang and eventually brings them to justice.
Cast and crew: Anwar Wagdi, Negma Ibrahim, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim, Farid Shawqi, Shukry Sarhan, Samira Ahmed, Berlanty Abdel Hamid, Reyad El Kasabgy, Shafik Galal, Said Khalil, Seraj Munir, Wahid Farid, Naguib Mahfouz, Salah Abouseif, El Sayed Bedeir, Lotfi Osman, Malek Al-Gamal, Abdel Alim Khattab, Soleyman Al-Guindy, Shafik Noureddin, Kamel Anwar, Mohammed Alwan, Loutfi El Hakim