Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Always in My Heart دائما في قلبي (dir: Salah Abouseif) - (1945) Egyptian one-sheet

Always in My Heart (1945) - (Dir: Salah Abouseif) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Fathy al-Khadri for the 1945 Salah Abouseif film Always in My Heart starring Aqila Rateb as Seniyya. This film is an adaptation of the 1940 Mervyn LeRoy film Waterloo Bridge starring Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh. Like the prototype, this film portrays a tragic heroine who falls in love with a sailor, but unlike the prototype, in this Egyptian variation, an important early effort by the great realist/socialist director Salah Abouseif, the heroine is an orphan rather than a ballerina. The themes of despair, prostitution and separated lovers are common to both.

Cast and crew: Salah Abouseif, Imad Hamdi, Aqila Ratib, Ahmed Khorshed, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Zouzou Nabil, Said Abu Bakr, Dawlad Abiad, Mervyn LeRoy, Mostafa Al-Sayed, El Sayed Bedeir, Zeinat Sedki, Mansi Fahmi, Mahmoud El-Sabbaa, Hassan Kamel

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