Sunday, February 3, 2013

Drop of Dew قطر الندى (Shadia) - (1952) Egyptian one-sheet

Drop of Dew (1952) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a two-piece promotional poster designed by Gasour and Ahmed Fouad for the 1952 Anwar Wagdi film Drop of Dew [qatr al-neda] starring Shadia based on a story by Anwar Wagdi, with screenplay by Anwar Wagdi, dialogue and songs by Abou Seoud El-Ibiary and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: The unknown artist Wahid (Anwar Wagdi) married his colleague the unknown artist Drop of Dew (Shadia) and they set out to create work for themselves that was worthy of their talents. Time passed and this was not achieved. Wahid decided to play a trick to make himself into a famous person; he claimed he had killed his wife. His trick succeeded and he acquired great fame. A lady's body was found; the police thought it was his wife's body and that he was really the murderer. Wahid said his wife had not been killed and that she was alive somewhere. His wife had been in an automobile accident which caused memory loss. Wahid was sentenced to death. The lawyer tried to restore the wife's memory quickly to save Wahid from the death penalty; he succeeded in doing this at the last moment and Wahid was accordingly released. His fame began with that; then there was a quick change in his theater contracts and the trick enabled him to achieve the kind of renown he had never imagined.

Cast and crew: Anwar Wagdi, Shadia, Ismail Yasseen, Saraj Munir, Wahid Farid, Ibrahim Emara, Zeinat Sedki, Abdel Moniem Ismail, Abou Seoud El-Ibiary, Elias Moadab, Sayed Soliman, Reyad al-Kasabgi, Salah Mansour, Abdel Qader al-Masiri, Ahmed Darwish

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