This film was directed by Hussein Fawzi based an idea by Rushdy Abaza,
screenplay and dialogue by Ahmed Kamel Hefnawy, cinematography by
Klelio. Ashour was a person with a delicate constitution. He tried
to overcome this by exercising at a gym, hoping to win the heart of a
girl there. He heard about the invention of a strange injection that
could make him strong. He tried it and became strong. He became a
champion at many games and he was famous everywhere. He was also able
to get the attention of his love Amal, who liked him because he was
the strongest man. However while exercising he lost his strength and
Amal left him. Then he found a pure girl who loved him and stood by
Cast and crew: Nagwa Fouad, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Hussein Fawzi, Rushdy Abaza, Abdel Salam Al-Nabulsy, Zahrat El-Ola, Taheya Cariocca, Klelio, Ahmed Kamel Hefnawy, Mohamed Abdel Aziz
Eternal Love [habib al-ruh] (1952) - (Anwar Wagdi) Egyptian stone litho film poster
This film was directed by its star Anwar Wagdi with cinematography
by Wahid Farid. It tells the story of a talented woman (Laila Mourad)
who gives up a promising musical career for the benefit of a husband
who needs her and demands that she devote herself to him instead of
her life as a performer. The poster was designed by Gasour.
Cast and crew: Youssef Wahby, Mimi Shakeeb, Ferdoos Mohammed, Ibrahim Emara, Wedad Hamdy, Abdel Nabi Mohammed, Wahid Farid, Anwar Wagdi, Laila Mourad, Salah Mansour
A Thousand and One Nights [alf layla wa layla] (1964) - (Shadia) Style A Egyptian film poster
In this film director Hassan Al Imam, screenplay and dialogue writer
Mohamed Moustapha Sami and cinematographer Abdelhalim Nasr join forces
with the help of an all-star cast to play the role of the mythical
storyteller Scheherezade as she spins in the language of cinema one of
her many tales of desert mystery, magic, palace intrigue, mendicant
effrontery and sexual desire. The poster was designed by Mohammad
This is an Egyptian 27" x 39" one-sheet poster designed by Wahib Fahmy
and Mohammad Abdel Aziz for the 1974 Houssam El-Din Mustafa
film The Bullet Is Still in My Pocket based on story,
screenplay and dialogue by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus and starring Mahmoud
Yassine as Mohammad. In his 1998 Al-Ahram article "Victory at the Box
Office" Hani Mustafa lists it as one of several dealing with the 1973
war that depict Egyptian society in crisis. This one follows the
soldier Mohammad (Mahmoud Yassine) as he returns to his village in
defeat after the 1967 war, where he is met with contempt and derision.
His cousin Fatima, (Nagwa Ibrahim) the girl he loves, has been raped
by high official Abbas (Youssef Chaban); Mohammad decides to avenge
her by killing Abbas, but fortunately he finds an outlet for his
frustration when the 1973 war breaks out. The film has glorified
reenactments of various facets of the Egyptian Suez crossing but it
completely omits the Israeli counterattack on the other side of the
canal. This time when Mohammad returns to his village he is welcomed
as a hero by his fellow citizens and Abbas is exposed as a rapist.
Mohammad marries Fatima with the bullet still in his pocket.
Cast and crew: Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Mahmoud Yassine, Nagwa Ibrahim, Hussein Fahmy, Sa'eed Saleh, Youssef Chaban, Houssam El-Din Mustafa
Farewell Song [ogniet al-weda'] (1977) = (Abdel Halim Hafez) Egyptian film poster
This is a rare poster for the film of Abdel Halim Hafez's (1929-1977) last concert
in Paris, produced by Youssef Chahine, directed by Ahmed Rachedi, poster
art by Hassan Mazhar Gasour. The Arabic legend on the poster translates
as "Halim sang for the last time in Paris and the entire world sang with him."
As You Like [ala kayfak] (1952) - (Taheya Cariocca) oversize Egyptian film poster (36" x 47")
This film was directed by Helmy Raflah with story and dialogue by Abu
Seoud El-Ibiary. Cinematography was by Bruno Salvi. Plot summary: A
young man celebrated his wedding day but it was discovered that night
that a child was attributed to him. The child's grandfather learned
about this and appeared to demand that the bridegroom marry his
daughter after going back to her. The young man was innocent of this
accusation, but the only solution
was to find the boy who had gotten the girl pregnant and have him
marry her. Otherwise he would have to refuse to complete the marriage
after being accused about the child. The only way out for the boy
they were looking for was to claim insanity and commit himself. The
bridegroom learned he had done and went to visit him. The boy
emphasized his innocence and then the bride agreed to the completion
of the marriage.
Cast and crew: Taheya Cariocca, Leila Fawzi, Ismail Yasseen, Mohsen Sarhan, Aziz Osman, Wedad Hamdy, Aida Kamel, Nour El-Demerdash, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Helmy Rafla, Bruno Salvi, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, Gamalat Zayed, Abdel Fatah Al Kasri, Kamal Hussein, Negah Salam, Zaki Ibrahim
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster by an unknown artist for the 1956
Henry Barakat film Appointment with Love based on a story by
Youssef Issa, screenplay by Henry Barakat and starring Fatan Hamama as
Nawal. Plot summary: Nawal worked as a magazine editor and lived with
a friend who ran a flower shop. Returning from Alexandria on a press
trip she ran into a young man on the train who had nothing to do but
chase girls and follow horse races. Samir [Abdel Halim Hafez] tried
to flirt with her but she withdrew from him and kept him in his place.
He followed her to the magazine office and everywhere she went but she
kept him away and refused to hear his love and confidences. There was
another young man who owned a factory and wealth and loved her in
noble silence. He tried to win her heart and favor with fashion,
flattery and respect. Samir thought she loved this wealthy boy Kamal
[Imad Hamdi] and avoided her. Nawal then felt kindness towards him.
She even went to Alexandria on holiday to stay at the hotel where he
was saying. When she met him she did not drive him away as she had
been doing and agreed to go out with him. She urged him to use his
beautiful voice to perform songs and become a person of value in life.
On the same night Samir confessed his love to her and she was happy
about it, Kamal asked her to become his wife and she confessed to him
that she loved Samir. Samir returned to Cairo to begin his life as an
artist, to try to suceed and become worthy of Nawal. However Nawal
was afflicted with paralysis in her thighs and went to the hospital
under care of Kamal, who had been assigned to her. She refused to
tell Samir what had happened to her because she did not want to impose
herself on him in that condition and she did not want his love to
become mere sympathy. She persuaded her friend to tell him she had
married Kamal. This hurt Samir and he decided to go abroad on an
artistic trip. Then he learned the truth and went back to her.
Cast and crew: Henry Barakat, Faten Hamama, Abdel Halim Hafez, Imad Hamdi, Zahrat El-Ola, Rushdy Abaza, Kamal Karim, Yussef Issa, Wahid Farid, Abdel Moneim Bassioni, Abdel Rahim El Zarkany
The Puppeteer [al-aragoz] (1989) - (Omar Sharif) Egyptian film poster
This film was directed by Hany Lasheen. Plot summary: The
puppeteer Mohammad Gad Al-Karim taught his son Bohlul, who later
completed his higher education. Mohammad married a beautiful carnival
worker named En'am, who loved his profession and was not embarrassed
by it. However Mohammad's educated son Bohlul tried to distance
himself from his class. Bohlul asked his father to leave his old
profession and stay at home, because he had come under the influence
of a corrupt pasha, had married the pasha's daughter and set his
sights on winning a seat in Parliament. The father sticks with his
principles hoping to rekindle Bohlul's ethics and idealism. En'am
bears a new son for Mohammad who grows up to become a new puppeteer
with the ethics, characteristics and class attributes of a puppeteer.
The poster was designed by Nagy Shaker.
Cast and crew: Omar Sharif, Mervat Amin, Hesham Selim, Salwa
Khattab, Hany Lasheen, Mohsen Ahmed, Ahmed Khalil
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist for
an undated rerelease of the 1954 Ezzel Dine Zulficar
musical Appointment with Life based on Edmund Golding's 1939
film Dark Victory, screenplay by Ezzel Dine Zulficar and Yussef
Issa and starring Faten Hamama as Amal. Plot summary: Engineer Ahmed
[Shukry Sarhan] loved Amal and lived with her in the same house with
her friend Fatma, [Shadia] daughter of the farm overseer. Fatma loved
the doctor Mamdouh, [Omar El-Hariri]but he was unaware of it. Amal's
father, who was a great doctor, discovered that she had a serious
heart disease. He kept this information from her. However Amal
happened to hear a conversation between her father and Dr. Mamdouh
about her own critical condition, and she learned the truth. Amal
began taking steps to make it possible for Ahmed to leave her and not
have a relationship with her, despite the love between them. Amal's
father was hoping to operate on her to save her life, and when he did
so it improved her condition. Ahmed understood the situation and
Amal's secret she had been trying to keep from him. Amal was ready to
marry Ahmed and Fatma agreed to marry Dr. Mamdouh.
Cast and crew: Faten Hamama, Shukry Sarhan, Shadia, Hussein Riad, Ezzel Dine Zulficar, Wahid Farid, Youssef Issa, Omar El-Hariri, Abdel Waress Assar, Zeinat Sedki, Nour Al-Demerdash, Said Abu Bakr, Abdel Ghani Al-Nagdi, Edmund Goulding
Tex and the Lord of the Deep [Tex Willer e il signore degli abissi], Egyptian one-sheet
This film directed by Duccio Tessari is an interpretation of the
adventures of the hero Tex from the comic strip by Bonelli. It is a
spaghetti western fantasy that blends magic and mythology with
six-guns and stagecoaches. By the time this film was released the
spaghetti western had gone into decline and this film, although
fascinating, receved only a TV release in Italy. The film's star
Giuliano Gemma was 47 at the time and he continued making films for
another 22 years until 2007. This Egyptian poster was designed by
Ahmed Fouad, following closely the design of the Italian one-sheet.
The Arabic text in red says "Tex the Avenger"; the black text above
that says Giuilano Gemma, then above that in smaller black print it
gives the name of the Egyptian Distributor, Aflam al-Salam, 19 Abdel
Khaleq Sarwat Street. Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi gives a brief plot summary in The New York Times.
Cast and crew: Duccio Tessari, Giuliano Gemma, William Berger, Giorgio Bonelli, Giovanni L. Bonelli, Carlo Mucari, Isabel Russinova, Peter Berling, Flavio Bucci, Aldo Sambrell, Jose Luis de Villallonga, Riccardo Petrazzi, Pietro Torrisi
Apple of Their Eye (1966) - (Hind Rostom) Egyptian film poster
Directed by Fatin Abdel Wahab, cinematography Abdel Aziz Fahmy, screenplay and dialogue by Ismail Al-Qadi and Fathi Zeki. Plot summary: Galila was a young girl who lived with her mother's
husband. He was always making her steal from the customers at a
tavern he managed, where her sister was a dancer. Galila decided to
stop stealing. One night she fled the tavern and went to a distant
village. She turned up at the home of Youssef Bey who had taken her in
to work in his home. Galila's presence soon caused many problems for
she was a beautiful girl who attracted the attention of both the
father Youssef and the son Hassan, who worked as a veterinarian, as
well as Shaaban the school superintendent who tried to rape her. They
all wanted to get close to Galila. Shaaban discoverd the truth about
Galila and she found herself surrounded by harsh language. The father
and the son fell in love with her. Galila decided to leave the farm.
Hassan was hurt. Galila returned to her mother's husband leaving an
open question at the end of the film: would she marry Hassan or not?
Cast and crew: Hind Rostom, Yehia Chahine, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Hassan Youssef, Salah Mansour, Naima Wasfy, Nahed Sabri, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Malek El Gamal, Ismail Al-Qadi, Fathi Zeki, Hassan Hussein, Fahmy Aman, Abdel Ghani Kamar, Ibrahim Al-Shami
Oasis of Fear (1971) - (Irene Papas) Italian four-sheet, Italian locandina and 1973 Egyptian rerelease one-sheet posters
This film with the Italian title Un posto ideale per uccidere was also released in English under the title "An Ideal Place to Kill." It is an example of the Italian giallo (crime fiction and mystery) genre. It was directed by Umberto Lenzi.
cast and crew: Carlo Ponti, Umberto Lenzi, Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti, Michel Bardinet, Jacques Stany
Appearances [al-mazaher] (1945) - (Ragaa Abdou) Egyptian stone litho film poster
This film was directed by Kamal Selim, who also wrote the story, screenplay and dialogue. Cinematography was by Abdelhalim Nasr. Plot summary: Baheyya lived in
a rural neighborhood with her sick aunt. She met the mechanic Mahmoud and
agreed to marry him. Mahmoud and Baheyya
continued to care for the sick aunt until the illness overcame her.
Before she died the aunt told Baheyya she had a wealthy uncle named
Redwan. After she died Baheyya sought Mahmoud's help finding the
uncle as the aunt had advised. They finally found him; he was a good
man who was affectionate towards his niece, although his wife was
harsh fearing the division of half the uncle's wealth with Baheyya.
She moved Baheyya to live in her uncle's palace where Baheyya
discovered the truth and reclaimed her money. She aroused the envy of
her uncle's executive director Nabil. Nabil was able to win her and
make her fall in love with him and forget the poor mechanic Mahmoud.
She married Nabil only to discover that he coveted her money. She
demanded a divorce from him, realizing she needed to return to Mahmoud
and get him to forgive her. Finally Mahmoud became director of her
factory after insisting on it and they married.
Cast and crew: Kamal Selim, Olwiyya Gamil, Fouad Shafik, Ragaa Abdou, Yehia Chahine, Abelhalim Nasr, Ferdoos Mohammed, Stephan Rosti, Abdel Aziz Khalil, Ismail Yasseen, Mimi Shakeeb,Souraya Fakhry, Hassan Kamel, Naima Gamal, Amina Cherif, Mohamed Al-Dib, Nabawiyya Mostafa, Mokhtar Saqar
And Love Returned [wa 'ada al-hob] (1961) - (Samia Gamal) Egyptian undated rerelease film poster
This film was directed by Fatin Abdel Wahab, screenplay by Mohamed
Abu Youssef, dialogue by Amin Yussef Ghurab, cinematography Aly
Hassan; it tells the story of a cabaret dancer named Lola (Samia
Gamal). Many of the customers liked her but she resisted their offers
of marriage or requests that she become their mistress. She had one
importunate pursuer (Ahmed Mazhar) whom she always resisted. This one
was was shocked when she married another man (Mahmoud El-Meliguy),
with whom she later ran the cabaret after they were married. The
shocked and disappinted young suitor disappeared. Then the husband
apparently died in a fire on his boat. The young suitor returned to
reaappear in the life of the dancer, and this time she accepted him.
The husband, who had not actually died, returned and tried to separate
the two of them but could not do so.
Cast and crew: Samia Gamal, Ahmed Mazhar, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mohamed Reda, Mohammed Tawfik, Said Khalil, Souraya Fakhry, Mohamed Badreddine, Mohamed Abu Youssef, Amin Yousseff Ghurab, Aly Hassan
This film is based on a novel by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib
Mahfouz, screenplay Mahmoud El Leithy and Salah Jahine, cinematography by Abelhalim Nasr.
Plot Summary: Amira (Soad Hosny) was devoted to a job in a company while supporting her family. She took up social work and
organized a company Easter trip. She met the important and
influential employee Megdi (Hussein Fahmy). He was also the husband
of the daughter of the chairman of the Board of Directors, named
Nabila (Karima Mokhtar). Love developed between Megdi and Amira and
he married Amira secretly. When he told his wife about the
relationship she demanded a divorce. Then Amira was fired and he felt
complete remorse. He resigned from the company, announced his
marriage to Amira and the two began married life together.
Cast and crew: Soad Hosny, Hussein Fahmy, Hassan Al Imam, Naguib Mahfouz, Soheir El-Bably, Imad Hamdi, Karima Mokhtar, Sameer Ghanem, Hassan Mostafa, Mahmoud Shekuku, Nabil Badr, Abdelhalim Nasr, Mamdouh El Leithy, Salah Jahine
Amal (1952) - (Shadia) Egyptian oversize film poster
This film was directed by Youssef Maalouf, story and screenplay by Henry Barakat, cinematography Mostafa Hassan. The poster was designed by Farag and measures 47" x 36".
The plot as summarized in the studio film program: "Hussein
belonged to an old family in Alexandria and went to Cairo now and
then. He knew the dancer Soheir, loved her and married her without
telling his family, in order not to anger them. He chose a house for
her in Cairo and made a habit of visiting her there from day to day.
After months passed Soheir gave birth to a child named 'Widad.' When
Hussein learned about this he went quickly from Alexandria to witness
the birth, which was difficult in a way. After he was assured of the
health of mother and child he arranged to return to Alexandria and to
explain the matter to his family. He believed it would be easy to
persuade his father to accept Soheir into the family, since he was his
only son and because his father would be sympathetic to the little
granddaughter. However fate was unkind to the wife and her daughter.
Hussein's automobile turned over in a horrific accident. As a
result he was taken to the hospital and there his uncle came to see
him, since the father was bedridden. Hussein told his uncle about the
secret marriage and then died. The uncle, named Amr, saw what was
coming, because with the death of Hussein he would be the sole heir to
his brother's enormous fortune were it not for the unexpected
marriage. He therefore decided to make plans to make himself the sole
heir of the enormous wealth; he was was encouraged by his wife Doria
to carry out this evil plan, and the child Amal became an orphan. He
turned her over to the costodian of the estate. The years went by and
Amal became a lively, vigorous girl, but she lived like a stranger in
her own house, an abject person in her own land. Was she destined to
know her origins? Was she destined to win her beloved? You will find
out in the film."
Cast and crew: Youssef Maalouf, Shadia, Mohsen Sarhan, Farid Shawqi, Zouzou Nabil, Mimi Shakeeb, Choukoukou, Souraya Fakhry, Salah Mansour, Mostafa Hassan, Afaf Shaker, Henry Barakat