Monday, December 17, 2012

Almaz and Abdul Hamuli المظ و عبدول همولي (Warda Al-Gazaeria) - (1962) Egyptian one-sheet

Almaz and Abdul Hamuli (1962) - (Warda Al-Gazaeria) Egyptian one-sheet

Plot Summary: Almaz was a simple building worker who became one of the brightest singing stars during the time of the Khedive Ismail (1863-1879). She was encouraged by the great singer Abdul Hamuli, who raised her to the top levels. Meanwhile her childhood friend Salem went to Sudan with the Egyptian army. The khedive liked her and wanted her to be his alone, so he ordered that she be maintained in his palace. Almaz agreed to grant him her voice but not her body, despite his promises and threats. Then he accepted the advice of one of the men around him that he should allow her to marry Abdul Hamuli, thinking the great singer would not refuse to allow his master the khedive to try out his young wife when he asked for her. However after the marriage Abdul Hamuli did not allow her to sing anything but verses from the Koran, so the khedive ordered that there be no cooperation with the two singers. Then the revolutionary movement spread among the the young people led by Salem. Abdul Hamuli and Almaz joined them; this ended with the fall of the khedive and his ouster from the country.

Cast and crew: Warda al-Gazaeria, Adel Ma'mun, Shukry Sarhan, Helmy Rafla, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Farid Al Atrache, Ibrahim Adel, Hussein Riad, Hassan Fayek, Fouad El-Mohandes, Nadia El Guindy, Wedad Hamdy, Ibrahim Emara, Tewfik El Dekn, Said Khalil, Edmond Tuema, Hussein Ismail, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Mohamed Shawky

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