Love and Position (1971) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster for the 1971 Henry Barakat 92-minute color film Love and Position [al-khayt al-rafi'] based on story and dialogue by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, screenplay by Youssef Francis and starring Faten Hamama as Mona. Plot summary: Mona was a poor girl who had a job as a low-level bank employee and supported her family. Under pressure from her father's illness and urging from her mother to increase her income, she formed a relationship with an elderly wealthy lover. An engineer friend named Adel [Mahmoud Yassine] who also worked at the company owned by her lover Abdo [Salah Nazmi] told her he loved her. By this time Mona was no longer a poor girl. She responded emotionally as a prosperous woman who was in a position to be her new lover's patron and guide. Mona persuaded Adel to quit his job with Abdo and start an independent company with support from his mentor Hosny [Imad Hamdi]. Although Love and Position is the film's official English title, the Arabic title literally means The Slender Thread; the tag line at the top of the poster, quoting the original story by Ihsan Abdel Qudus, translates as "There is a slender thread between love and the instinct to acquire."
Cast and crew: Henry Barakat, Mohammad Abdel Aziz, Wahib Fahmy, Wahid Farid, Youssef Francis, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Faten Hamama, Mahmoud Yassine, Imad hamdi, Salah Nazmi, Bussy