The Big Brother (1959) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 1959 Fatin Abdel Wahab film The Big Brother based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Ali El Zorkani and starring Farid Shawqi as Awad. Plot summary: Big brother Awad took care of his family including his mother, [Ferdoos Mohammed] his brother Ahmed [Ahmed Ramzi] and his niece Dawlat [Farida Fahmy]. The family thought he was working as a respectable tradesman but he was actually the head of a narcotics gang. He was loved by Ruhia, [Hend Rostom] a dancer who also worked with him in the narcotics trade. Ruhia had a great desire to marry Awad but he refused. She then became interested in Awad's brother Ahmed who was in his final year of law school.
Cast and crew: Fatin Abdel Wahab, Ali El Zorkani, arid Shawqi, Hend Rostom, Ahmed Ramzy, Ferdoos Mohammed, Mohammed Tawfik, Farida Fahmy, Ali El Zorkani, Saeed Abu Bakr, Reyad El Kasabgy, Mahmoud al-Seba, Mahmoud Azmi, Said Khalil, Mohammad al-Tukhi