Sea of Love (1956) - (Naima Akef) Egyptian film program
Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour and Dimitri Gabriel to promote the 1956 95-minute black-and-white film Sea of Love [bahr al-gharam] written and directed by Hussein Fawzi starring Naima Akef with screenplay by Hussein Fawzi and Amin Yousef Ghurab, dialogue by Amin Youssef Ghurab and cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Touna [Naima Akef] and Amin [Rushdy Abaza] were sweethearts in Damietta in a fishing compound owned by their two fathers. They loved the constant clear skies and the pure waters of the Mediterranean but each became angry and jealous when seeing the other interacting casually with a member of the opposite gender. Amin's boat was caught in a storm and he was badly injured. A theater director [Youssef Wahby] recognized Touna's talent and offered her work as a performer, so she went to Cairo and became a showgirl so she could pay Amin's costly medical expenses at a Cairo hospital.
Cast and crew: Hussein Fawzi, Youssef Wahby, Naima Akef, Rushdy Abaza, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Amin Youssef Ghurab, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Samiha Tawfiq, El Sayed Bedeir, Abdel Waress Assar, Mokhtar Hussein, Saad Ahmed