Friday, June 30, 2017

Between Two Palaces بين القصرين (dir: Hassan Al Imam) - (1964) Egyptian one-sheet

Between two Palaces (1964) - (dir: Hassan Al Imam) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a poster designed by Ragheb for a 1964 Hassan Al Imam film based on the 1956 Naguib Mahfouz novel Between two Palaces [bayn al-qasrayn] which was published as the first of the three novels in his famous Cairo Trilogy. Plot Summary: In 1914 Fahmy [Salah Kabil] joined a secret national society where Ibrahim [Ezzat El Alaili] welcomed him. His brother Yassine [Abdel Moneim Ibrahim] was in love with one of the dancers and the entire family trembled at meeting his father Sayed Abdel Gawad, [Yehia Chahine] especially his wife whom he had married 20 years earlier divorcing the mother of his oldest son Yassine. Outside the home Yassine was corrupt and weak. He owned a grocery store and had begun looking for a new lover to replace the dancer Galia [Mimi Shakeeb] who had gotten old. He liked Zubaida [Maha Sabry] and gave her everything she wanted. He would go to her secretly and there Yassine discovered the truth about his father. Sayed Abdel Gawad was a respected man in his own home. He would eat alone while his wife and children would wait until he finished before eating. His wife Amina, [Zouzou Nabil] his daughters Aisha [Hala Fakher] and Khadija [Soheir El-Bably] and his sons Kamel, Yassine and Fahmy stood in awe of their father. Yassine was a secretary at the Benin school and Famy was a student at the Law College. He wrote political publications, distributed them among colleagues and hid them in the poultry coops on the roof of his home. At the same time this was an opportunity to see his neighbor Mariam [Zizi El-Badrawy]. He loved her but preferred to postpone the relationship with her until after he completed his studies and the British left Egypt. Kamal was a student in secondary school and participated in many demonstrations. When Sayed Abdel Gawad learned his former wife and Yassine's mother wanted to marry again he sent her son to her to try to persuade her not to do so but he discovered she had already married, quarreled with her and left. Yassine wanted a few days with Zubaida the dancer. He told his family he was going to Port Said and asked them not to leave the house. However Kamal persuaded his mother to visit the shrine of Sayedna al-Hussein, but she was injured on the way and despite the advice of her children not to tell their father she told him the truth. He banished her and then made peace with her again. Latifa [Souraya Fakhry] engaged her two daughters to her sons. Yassine married Zeinab and Fahmy was killed when the British soldiers shot at the demonstrators.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Yehia Chahine, Maha Sabry, Hassan Al Imam, Mustafa Hassan, Salah Kabil, Zizi El-Badrawy, Wagdy El-Araby, Nimat Mukhtar, Hala Fakher, Ezzat El Alaili, Soheir El-Barouni, Mohamed Reda, Mimi Shakeeb, Souraya Fakhry, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Zouzou Nabil, Amal Zayed, Soheir El-Bably, Badr El Den Gamgome, Abbas El Daly, Adib El Tarabolsy, Mounir El Touni, Ibrahim El-Shamy, Metwaee Elweiss, Ibrahim Heshmat



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Belle de Jour (1967) - (Catherine Deneuve) Egyptian one-sheet

Belle de Jour (1967) - (Catherine Deneuve) Egyptian one-sheet

This is an Egyptian rerelease poster by an unknown artist for the 1967 Luis Bunuel film Belle de Jour based on the 1928 novel of the same title by Joseph Kessel and starring Catherine Deneuve as Severine Serizy. Plot summary: Severine is married to a doctor whom she loves dearly, but she cannot be intimate with him. She becomes a prostitute while remaining chaste in her marriage.

Cast and crew: Catherine Deneuve, Luis Bunuel, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Genevieve Page, Pierre Clementi, Francoise Fabian, Macha Meril, Muni, Maria Latour, Claude Cerval, Michel Charrel, Iska Khan, Bernard Musson, Marcel Charvey, Francoise Maistre



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The Beauty of Love روعة الحب (Rushdy Abaza) - (1968) Egyptian film poster

The Beauty of Love (1968) - (Rushdy Abaza) Egyptian one-sheet

This is an Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy and Mohammed Abdel Aziz for the 1968 Mahmoud Zulfikar film The Beauty of Love written by Mohamed Abu Youssef and starring Rushdy Abaza as Ahmed Ragab. Plot summary: A young girl married a writer in whose eyes she often saw the ideas and views contained in his writing. She married him even though the opposite of what appeared in his writing quickly became evident in her husband's behavior. She decided to leave him without returning and fled the home with him chasing her. While she was running away she met an attractive boy. They fell in love and decided to marry as soon as she obtained a divorce from her husband. The boy went on a mission abroad and he even summoned her after the divorce. While she was waiting for him at the airport the aircraft exploded just before landing and all the passengers were killed.

Cast and crew: Naglaa Fathy, Rushdy Abaza, Mohamed Abou Youssef, Wahib Fahmy, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Yehia Chahine, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Imad Hamdi, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Abdelhalim Nasr, Nadia Seif El-Nasr, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Aleyah Abdel Monem



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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Point Blank (1967) - (Lee Marvin) Egyptian one-sheet

Point Blank (1967) - (Lee Marvin) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 1967 John Boorman film Point Blank based on the 1963 Donald E. Westlake novel The Hunter written with the pseudonym Richard Stark, screenplay by Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse and Rafe Newhouse and starring Lee Marvin as Walker. Plot summary: In the City of San Francisco Walker participates in the robbery of funds from a gambling organization, but is then shot and abandoned by his accomplice Mal Reese [John Vernon]. Walker recovers and sets out on a long and violent quest in Los Angeles for revenge and the recovery of his share of the heist.

Cast and crew: John Boorman, Donald E. Westlake, Richard Stark, Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carroll O'Connor, Lloyd Bochner, Michael Strong, John Vernon, Sharon Acker, James Sikking, Sandra Warner, Roberta Haynes, Kathleen Freeman, Victor Creatore, Lawrence Hauben, Susan Holloway



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Monday, June 12, 2017

Forbidden Desires رغبات ممنوعة (Shadia) - (1972) Egyptian one-sheet

Forbidden Desires (1972) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional poster designed by Gasour and Anise for the 1972 110-minute Ashraf Fahmy color film Forbidden Desires [raghabat mamnu'a] starring Shadia based on a story by Hanifa Fathy with screenplay and dialogue by Sabry Moussa and cinematography by Mohsen Nasr. Plot summary: Tafida [Karima Mokhtar] was a young woman of breathtaking beauty but her brother Ahmed Atia al-Gablawy [Hussein Fahmy] put strict controls on her; She was forced to flee those restraints so she could marry the man she loved, whom her brother had forbidden her to marry. When she arrived at the shipping yard in Alexandria where she had agreed to meet her beloved she was surprised to find someone attacking him, and the attacker killed him as soon as he saw her. She tried in vain to save him but he died from the stab wounds all over his body. Tafida went back to her brother's home, her clothes stained with the blood of her beloved; her brother's daughter Samia [Shadia] was upset at the sight of the blood and screamed. The days passed and it seemed as if Tafida had become deranged after seeing her beloved killed before her eyes. Her brother Atia got her a room far away from his home close to the docks and he did not allow her to see anyone or anyone to see her. Atia al-Gablawy was a hard-hearted man whose human emotions were all dead, but despite that he was quite possessive. For example he refused to allow his daugher Samia to attend school because he didn't want anyone to see her. She lived in ignorance and felt very bad because of that. He sent his son to school to learn the sciences that would qualify him to help at the factory he had established, but Ahmad continued his studies and enrolled at the faculty of fine arts to study art, unbeknownst to his father. Ahmed fell in love with a classmate named Azza [Mervat Amin] and they decided to marry. Naturally with their marital plans Azza learned everything about Ahmed and he learned everything about her. Azza decided to do a graduation project at the college about the docks area in Alexandria and Ahmad encouraged her. He even invited her to live with his family so she could complete her studies. Azza went to the docks area near Alexandria while Ahmad happened to be with his father at the factory. She was surprised to see Samia; he had not known she was her brother's classmate and was even educated, after being sentenced to ignorance by her father. She made a show of welcoming her and while she was preparing a room for her Azza walked around the house. She wandered into the room where Tafida was staying and screamed in fright at the sight of her. Tafida screamed more loudly and the panic spread. Atia and his son Ahmad happened to arrive at the same time, and Ahmad welcomed Azza. He introduced her to his father who also welcomed her; this calmed her after the shock of seeing Tafida. Despite Atia Al-Jablawy's show of welcoming his son's classmate, he watched her closely so she would not discover the truth about him or what drove Tafida crazy, and especially the fact that the one who had killed Tafida's beloved was the husband [Ezzat Abdel Gawad] of the maid Shawq [Aida Abd el Aziz]. Because he feared that discovery, he also concealed his feelings from his children and behaved in an exemplary way in front of them. It was of the utmost importance to Azza that the father know the nature of her relationship with Ahmed's daughter, who deeply loved him. She insisted on revealing to Ahmad's father their agreement to travel to Europe to complete their studies, but Ahmed was reluctant to do this because he knew about his father's ethics and tyranny. However because of Azza's insistence he had to tell the truth to his father, who erupted in anger and decided to break up their relationship no matter what the cost. In the meantime the criminal who had killed Tafida's beloved had finished his sentence and was about to get out of prison; his wife was afraid because she had been in a sinful relationship with Atia al-Gablawy [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] throughout the period of her husband's absence. She decided to ask for a divorce. The father did not care about that because he was preoccupied with his son's relationship with his friend Azza. When Azza saw the father's control over his son she decided to return to Cairo immediately; one day Ahmed came across the place where his father had been meeting the maid Shawq, and just then his sister Samia came upon the same scene!

Cast and crew: Ashraf Fahmy, Hassan Mazhar Gasour, Morteda Anise, Hanifa Fathy, Shadia, Mervat Amin, Hussein Fahmy, Youssef Sha'ban, Tewfik El Dekn, Mohsen Nasr, Sabry Moussa, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Aida Abdel Aziz, Karima Mokhtar, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Abdel Azim Sa'ad, Ezzat Abdel Gawad, Anwar Al-Askari, Aly El Cherif, Mohamed Khalil



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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Other الآخر (dir: Youssef Chahine) - (1999) Egyptian one-sheet

The Other (1999) - (dir: Youssef Chahine) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 25" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Nagy Shaker for the 1999 Youssef Chahine film The Other written by Youssef Chahine and Khaled Youssef and starring Hanan Turk as Hanane. Plot summary: Adam [Hani Salama] is a student from a wealthy family who returns to Cairo from New York for a break from his studies and a visit. During his Cairo break Adam falls in love with Hanane, a journalist of modest means who is conducting a campaign against the wealthy Egyptian elite as they plunder the country. Adam's parents, who are themselves part of the corrupt Egyptian upper class, and especially his mother Margaret, [Nabila Ebeid] are opposed to the relationship between Adam and Hanane.

Cast and crew: Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef, Nabila Ebeid, Mahmoud Hemida, Hanan Turk, Hani Salama, Lebleba, Hassan Abdel Hamid, Ezzat Abou Aouf, Ahmed Fouad Seli, Amr Saad, Ahmed Wafik, Edward Said, Hamdine Sabahi, Tamer Samir



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Saturday, June 3, 2017

1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) - (Vic Morrow) Egyptian one-sheet

(R1984) - (Vic Morrow) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty for a 1984 rerelease of the 1982 Enzo G. Castellari film 1990: The Bronx Warriors AKA Bronx Warriors based on a story by Dardano Sacchetti, screenplay by Elisa Briganti, Enzo Castellari and Dardano Sacchetti and starring Vic Morrow as Hammer. Plot summary: In post-apocalyptic New York City a gang leader named Trash [Mark Gregory] takes on the job of protecting a young runaway named Ann [Stefania Girolami Goodwin] when she is attacked by a group of violent street hockey players.

Cast and crew: Vic Morrow, Elisa Briganti, Dardano Sacchetti, Christopher Connelly, Fred Williamson, Mark Gregory, Stefania Girolami Goodwin, Ennio Girolami, George Eastman, Joshua Sinclair, Enzo G. Castellari, Betty Dessy, Rocco Lerro, Massimo Vanni, Angelo Ragusa



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The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) - (Eddie Murphy) Egyptian one-sheet

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) - (Eddie Murphy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty for the 1992 Jonathan Lynn film The Distinguished Gentleman based on a story by Marty Kaplan and Jonathan Reynolds, screenplay by Marty Kaplan and starring Eddie Murphy as Thomas Jefferson Johnson. Plot summary: When The Honorable Thomas Jefferson Johnson [James Garner] dies, another man with the same name in the same Congressional district decides to take advantage of the situation to get himself elected to the same office formerly held by the deceased Thomas Jefferson Johnson. After he succeeds he finds he is not prepared for the realities of life in Washington as a member of the US House of Representatives.

Cast and crew: Jonathan Lynn, Moaty, Marty Kaplan, Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, Victoria Rowell, Grant Shaud, Charles S. Dutton, Victor Rivers, Chi McBride, Sonny Jim Gaines, Noble Willingham, Gary Frank, Daniel Benzali, Cynthia Harris



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Above the Law (1988) - (Steven Seagal) Egyptian one-sheet

Above the Law (1988) - (Steven Seagal) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 1988 Andrew Davis film Above the Law based on a story by Andrew Davis and Steven Seagal, screenplay by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett and Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal as Nico Toscani. Plot summary: In this debut film performance by Steven Seagal, Italian martial arts expert Nico Toscani is recruited by the CIA to work at the border between Vietnam and Cambodia, where he clashes with station chief Kurt Zagon [Henry Silva] because he tries to stop a torture session. He leaves the CIA, goes to Chicago, marries and takes a job with the police with a new partner named Detective Delores "Jacks" Jackson [Pam Grier]. He has another clash with Zagon there.

Cast and crew: Andrew Davis, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Ron Dean, Nocholas Kusenko, Joe Greco, Chelcie Ross, Gregory Alan Williams, Jack Wallace, Metta Davis, Joseph F. Kosala, Ronnie Barron, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo, Henry Silva



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King Kong Lives (R1987) - (Linda Hamilton) Egyptian one-sheet

King Kong Lives (R1987) - (Linda Hamilton) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Sami for a 1987 rerelease of the 1985 John Guillermin film King Kong Lives based on story and screenplay by Ronald Shusett and Steven Pressfield and starring Linda Hamilton as Amy Franklin.

Cast and crew: Ronald Shusett, Steven Pressfield, Linda Hamilton, John Guillermin, Brian Kerwin, John Ashton, Peter Michael Goetz, Martha Schumacher, Frank Maraden, Alan Sader, Lou Crisculo, Marc Clement, Richard Rhodes, Larry Suder, Ted Prichard, Jayne Gray, Debbie McLeod



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Another You (1991) - (Gene Wilder) Egyptian one-sheet

Another You (1991) - (Gene Wilder) Egyptian one-sheet

This isa 27" x39" Egyptian poster designed byMoaty for the 1991 Maurice Phillips film Another You written by Ziggy Steinberg and starring Richard Pryor as Eddie Dash. Plot summary: George [Gene Wilder] has just been released after three years in a mental hospital. People start recognizing him as a missing millionaire named Abe Fielding so his guardian Eddie decides to see if he can cash in.

Cast and crew:Maurice Phillips, Ziggy Steinberg, Gxene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang, Vanessa L. Williams, Phil Rubenstein, Peter Michael Goetz, Billy Beck, Jerry Houser, Kevin Pollack, Craig Richard Nelson, Kandis Chappell, Elsa Raven, Catherine E. Coulson, Norman Glasser



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Infra-Man (1976) - (Danny Lee) Egyptian one-sheet

Infra-Man (1975) - (Danny Lee) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty for the 1975 Shaw Brothers film Infra-Man directed by Shan Hua, written by Kuang Ni and starring Danny Lee as Reima, the Infra-Man. Plot summary: To fight off an Earth invasion by Princess Dragon Ma's [Terry Liu] mutant army, Professor Chang [Wang Hsieh] turns a volunteer into a bionic superhero named Infra-Man.

Cast and crew: Danny Lee, Terry Liu, Hap Wong, Shaw Brothers, Shan Hua, Lin Wen-wei, Shi-Yi Tsen, Chien-Lung Huang, Dana, Lu Sheng, Yang Chiang, Bruce Le, Wai Lo, Lam Man Wai



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