Thursday, February 14, 2013

Frivolities of Girls دلع البنات (Farid Shawqi) - (1969) Egyptian one-sheet

Frivolities of Girls (1969) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian one-sheet

This is an undated rerelease promotional poster designed by Mohamed Abdel Aziz and Wahib Fahmy for the 1969 105-minute Hassan El-Seify black-and-white film The Frivolities of Girls [dili al-banat] based on a story by Naguib Al Riyhani with screenplay and dialogue by Bahgat Kamar and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: Anwar Effendi (Farid Shawqi) was a simple employee in a government department. His colleague Ja'far encouraged him to marry the daughter of the office boss so he could be promoted. Anwar liked that idea. He lived in an old suburban house he had inherited from his family. In the middle of the night Fakria's (Nelly) automobile broke down on the road and she had to take shelter at Anwar Effendi's villa. She was the daughter of the jewelry merchant Al-Za'farani Pasha (Youssef Wahby) and Anwar knew her. Fakria asked him to let her sleep there until morning and he agreed under pressure. In the morning the boss and his wife came to visit Anwar, their daughter's fiance. Fakria knew they were coming and played a trick on them by sleeping in Anwar's bed. The worst happened, the boss had a fit of anger and left the house after making threats; Fakria ran away. Anwar Effendi followed her and asked her to explain the situation to his fiance's father. They met with the pasha who agreed under pressure from his daugher to explain the situation to the office boss. Things returned to normal; then Fakria went to the office to visit Anwar wearing indecent clothing, which got him fired. He went to talk to Za'farani Pasha about it, who became so angry with him that he beat him unconscious with whips. A doctor came to look at his wounds. Anwar asked the doctor to tell the prosecutor, but he refused because he did not want to cause any problems for Za'farani. Fakria nursed Anwar while he was recovering and fell in love with him. Za'farani Pasha knew his daughter was in love with Anwar, but he asked his daugher to marry her fiance Mimi Bey anyway. Since Fakria knew her father was in financial trouble she agreed to do it. The day Fakria was to marry Mimi she learned from her uncle that her father was not bankrupt after all; he had said this only because he did not want her to marry Anwar. She left to take refuge at Anwar's house and took a cleric along with her so he could marry them. The father Za'farani Pasha went too but he could not do anything about it and they married.

Cast and crew: Farid Shawqi, Wahid Farid, Naguib Al Rihani, Nelly, Youssef Wahby, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Hassan El-Seify, Tewfik El Dekn, Badi Khayri, Samia Rushdy, Nabil El-Hegrassy, Mohamed Shawqy, Ibrahim Saafan, Abdel Ghani Al-Nagdi, Fifi Youssef, Mahmood Lotfi, Al-Tukhy Tawfiq, Abdel Hai Adib

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