Saturday, December 22, 2012

Appointment with Love موعد غرام (Faten Hamama) - (1956) Egyptian one-sheet

Appointment with Love

(1956) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian one-sheet

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

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