Deprivation (1954) - (Fayrouz) Egyptian one-sheet
This is an Egyptian promotional poster designed by Ahmed Fouad for the 1954 110-minute black-and-white Atef Salem musical Deprivation [al-herman] starring Fayrouz as Mona with screenplay by Atef Salem, story and dialogue by Nairuz Abdel Malek and cinematography by Mahmoud Nasr. Plot summary: A married couple lived separately. Wafa' [Zouzou Mady] worked her private home job and paid Engineer Fadel [Imad Hamdi] the father to take care of his small daughter Mona. Since he could not find anyone to look after Mona during his absence, he took her with him to work. While tampering with machinery at Fadel's plant, Mona accidentally caused her father to be caught in the moving parts of a large machine, which broke his arm. Mona ran away feeling tormented and guilty. She met Baheyya, [Negma Ibrahim] a malicious woman who took her in and treated her cruelly. Meanwhile Fadel was looking everywhere for his daughter. He went to Alexandria with his wife, who felt Mona had violated the rights of her family. Mona ran away from Baheyya, disguised herself as a boy named Bondoq and went to Alexandria as a stowaway on a train. There she took refuge with a kindly fisherman named Aouf [Adly Kasseb] and his mother [Souraya Fakhry]. Her mother and father found her later and she told them what had happened.
Cast and crew: Atef Salem, Nairuz Abdel Malek, Fayrouz, Imad Hamdi, Zouzou Mady, Nelly, Mahmoud Nasr, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Zeinat Sedki, Negma Ibrahim, Adly Kasseb, Souraya Fakhry, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Mahmood Lotfi, Nelly, Wagih al-Atrash