Saturday, February 1, 2014

Showgirl [فتاة الاستعراض] (Soad Hosny) - (1969)

Showgirl (1969) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is an Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy and Mohammad Abdel Aziz to promote the 1969 Mahmoud Zulfikar 103-minute black-and-white film Showgirl [fatat al-isterad] starring Soad Hosny based on the 1960 George Cukor film Let's Make Love with screenplay and dialogue by Mohamed Abu Youssef and cinematography by Wadid Serri. Plot summary: A dance troupe rented a theater so they could mount a confrontation in the press with the wealthy Ahmed Eloui [Hassan Youssef]. Fahmy [Adel Imam], his director of executive affairs, told him about it and they went together to attend one of the troupe's rehearsals. Ahmed invited the troupe's star Faeza [Soad Hosny] to dinner and he became known to her as Ahmed Al-Eshmawy because he did not want her to know his real name. However as the story developed Ahmed fell in love with Faeza, told her his real name and asked her to marry him.

Cast and crew: Hesham Wadid Serri, Hassan Afifi, Soad Hosny, Hassan Youssef, Adel Imam, Abdel Moneim Madbouly, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Wadid Serri, Mohamed Abu Youssef, George Cukor, Hussein Ismail, El Sayed Radi, Fifi Youssef, Alia Abdel Moneim, Mimi Gamal, Kamel Anwar, Zakarai Mouafi, Hamed Morsi



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