Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Unknown Man [الرجل المجهول] (Mahmoud El-Meliguy) - (1965)

The Unknown Man [al-ragol al-maghul] (Mahmoud El-Meliguy) - (1965) Egyptian film poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1965 Mohamed Abdel Gawad 88-minute black-and-white film The Unknown Man [al-ragol al-maghul] starring Mahmoud El-Meliguy based on a story by Shaaban Mansour Amer with screenplay by Kamel Abdel Salam and Mohamed Abdel Gawad, dialogue by Kamel Abdel Salam and cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Safia [Zizi El-Badrawy] was an attractive country girl. Two of the young men in the village had their hearts set on her. One was Reshwan the mayor's son and the other was Hamed, [Salah Kabil] an ambitious poor man. Hamed asked Safia's father if he could court her but the father wanted an appropriate husband for his daughter. He agreed to allow his daughter to associate with the son of the mayor and promise to marry him, but Reshwan suddenly changed his mind and tried to get close to Saadia, Hamed's sister. He attacked her but to save her the thief Ahmed, [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] who happened to be in the house at that very moment, intervened to save her and killed Reshwan in a fight. He fled and Hamed was accused of the murder and sentenced to death in court. Saadia learned the story from her brother. She looked for the thief, wooed him to save her brother, then extracted a confession from him. Ahmed was released and then married Safia.

Cast and Crew: Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Zizi El-Badrawy, Salah Kabil, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Ezzat El Alaili, Hussein Ismail, Nazim Shaarawy, Mousen Hassanein

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