Ismail Yassine at the Wax Museum [ismail yasseen fi mathaf al-sham'] (Ismail Yasseen) (1957) Original Egyptian film poster
Pictured is an Egyptian poster designed by Fawzi to promote the 114-minute 1957 Essa Karama black-and-white film Ismail Yassine at the Wax Museum [ismail yasseen fi mathaf al-shami] starring Ismail Yasseen based on story and screenplay by Gamal Hamdi and Essa Karama, dialogue by Gamal Hamdi and cinematography by Bruno Salvi. Plot summary: A police officer discovered a plan hatched by some gang members to smuggle jewelry inside some wax figures. Two gravediggers Ibrahim and Abdou [Ismail Yasseen and Abdel Fatah Al Kasri] became involved in a plan bury the statues. A dancer named Kitty came to the museum looking for her lover and pretended she was a statue for the benefit of the gravediggers. After a long series of comedic sketches and heinous murders among the figures in the wax museum, the officer finally discovered to his surprise that the gang leader was a woman, who fell off a roof to her death almost immediately after her mask was removed.
Cast and crew: Essa Karama, Ismail Yasseen, Abdel Fatah Al Kasri, Berlanty Abdel Hamid, Bruno Salvi, Gamal Hamdi, Kitty, Sanaa Gamil, Fouad Gafaar, Mohamed Tawfik, Abdel Ghani Kamar, Abdel Aziz Khalil, Ali Abdel Al, Ali Rushdy, Soad Ahmed, Fifi Youssef, Abdel Moneim Ismail, Mohsen Hassanein, Lola Sedki, Mohamed al-Dib, Abdel Ghani al-Nagdi