Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Great Loyalty الوفاء العظيم (Naglaa Fathy) - (1974) Egyptian one-sheet

The Great Loyalty (1974) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a promotional poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz and Moaty for the 105-minute Helmy Rafla 1974 color war film The Great Loyalty [al-wafa' al-'azim] starring Naglaa Fathy and Mahmoud Yassine with story, screenplay and dialogue by Faisal Nada and cinematography by Wahid Farid and Essam Farid. Plot summary: When Rauf [Kamal Al-Shennawi] got married to Soha [Hala Al-Shawarby] there was someone present at the wedding who opposed the marriage and wanted to prevent it. When the lights went out during an air raid this person took advantage of the sirens and shot and killed Soha while she was dancing with Raouf. Raouf's friend Ibrahim [Abdel Moneim Ibrahim] advised him to adopt a little orphan girl named Wala' [Naglaa Fathy] who had lost her parents in the war and later became a music student. Raouf became her father and she grew up with Adel, [Samir Sabri] the son of his friend Ibrahim, who became an army officer. Ibrahim wanted her to marry his son but Raouf objected. They planned to marry anyway; then Wala' met her neighbor Officer Safwat [Mahmoud Yassine] and they fell in love. Safwat went to ask Raouf for Wala's hand in marriage, but Raouf knew Safwat was the son of the killer of his bride, so he refused and drove him away. The October 1973 war was declared and Safwat went to the front. He met Adel and a friendship developed between them. Safwat learned Adel was engaged to his beloved; then he was hit during an operation and lost a leg. Adel learned the truth about the love between Safwat and Wala' and decided to withdraw from her life.

Cast and crew: Samir Sabri, Naglaa Fathy, Mahmoud Yassine, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Helmy Rafla, Wahid Farid, Essam Farid, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Ezza Kamal, Effaf Al-Baz, Hussein Assar, Hala Al-Shawarby, Mahmoud Al-Badry

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