Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bread and Salt العيش والملح (Naima Akef) - (1949) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

Bread and Salt (1940) - (Naima Akef) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by Ahmed Fouad for the 1949 Hussein Fawzi film Bread and Salt written and directed by Hussein Fawzi with dialogue by Badei Khayri and starring Naima Akef as Botheina. Plot summary: A boy lived in the Bread and Salt neighborhood and worked for one of the rich people. He loved the girl next door, who reciprocated, but she suddenly changed, turned away from his love and behaved in a disagreeable way that was unlike the warm nature of the Bread and Salt neighborhood. The boy criticized her behavior but it became clear that she was turning away because of her special family circumstances; here the people in the neighborhood were working together to overcome the problems she was facing. However they were unable to help her and she ran away from the neighborhood to work in a nightclub. The boy was having problems at his job with the rich man, who had blind faith in him. People were trying to create a division between the two of them. The people in another neighborhood were trying to prove that the boy was upright and honest, and the girl came back to stand by her neighbor. Conditions improved and the boy went back to his job with reputation restored. Conditions also improved with the girl's family so they ended up getting married.

Cast and crew: Hussein Fawzi, Saad Abdel Wahab, Naima Akef, Mahmoud Nasr, Abbas Fares, Lola Sedki, Hassan Fayek, Said Khalil, Mokhtar Hussein, Hassan Kamel, Wedad Hamdy, Soad Ahmed, Badel Khayri, Abdel Moniem Ismail

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