Hoda (1949) - (Nour Al Hoda) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 23.5" x 35.5" Egyptian stone litho poster designed by Andrea to promote the 1949 100-minute Helmy Rafla black-and-white film Hoda starring Nour Al Hoda based on a story by Alexandra Nicola Badran (Nour Al Hoda) with screenplay by Helmy Rafla, dialogue by Badei Khayri and cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot Summary: A secretary worked with an important businessman. She set out to win his heart, he was overwhelmed, fell in love with her and finally married her to get her into his life. She found his daughter the student Hoda antagonistic towards her. His daughter rejected this wife who was not the right age nor in the right social position for him. Disputes erupted betwen the young wife and the daughter. The father could not avoid helping the wife and this caused another dispute between his wife and daughter. Because of this the daughter left her father's home. She decided to go her own way to pursue her artistic gifts, and she succeeded. On the other hand the wife began to devour her husband's assets, bringing him into bankruptcy. She left him and became estranged from him. He found himself alone until his daughter returned to him to reveal the secret of the plot his wife had devised with her lover to steal his money. He divorced her for revenge and returned to his daughter, regretting his bitter experiences after learning much from them.
Cast and crew: Nour Al Hoda, Helmy Rafla, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Hassan Fayek, Farid Shawqi, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Alexandra Nicola Badran, Badei Khayri, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Charanfantah, Zeinat Sedki, Afaf Shaker, Soad Ahmed, Rafia Al-Shal