Saturday, May 21, 2016

God Is on Our Side الله معنا (Faten Hamama) - (1955) Egyptian one-sheet poster

God Is on Our Side (1955) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster for the 1955 Ahmed Badrakhan film God Is on Our Side based on a story by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus and starring Faten Hamama as Nadia. Plot summary: Officer Ahmed [Imad Hamdi] went to fight in the Palestine war after promising to write to his fiancee Nadia, [Faten Hamama] his cousin and the daughter of his rich uncle [Mahmoud El-Meliguy]. Ahmed was wounded and lost his arm. He returned with the other maimed and injured soldiers as the men in the Army were complaining about the corrupt people who were importing weapons, including his fiancee's father. While the free officers had resolved to liberate the country and avenge it, at Ahmed's behest Nadia searched her father's papers for incriminating evidence. The father was surrounded by soldiers who had come to arrest him; he was killed accidentally by his own hand grenade when he was about to throw it at them. The film ends with the overthrow of the monarchy and the country's liberation.

Cast and crew: Faten Hamama, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Imad Hamdi, Magda, Ahmed Badrakhan, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Abdelhalim Nasr, Olwiyya Gamil, Amira Amir, Shukry Sarhan, Said Abu Bakr, Stephan Rosti, Wedad Hamdy, Mahmoud Ismail, Samiha Ayyoub, Mona Fouad, Adly Kasseb, Zaki Ibrahim, Amina Cherif, Hussein Riad, Aly Reda



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