Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Day of My Life [يوم من عمري] (Abdel Halim Hafez) - (1961)

A Day of My Life (1961) - (Abdel Halim Hafez) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a poster designed by Ahmed Ghanem to promote the 1961 155-minute black-and-white Atef Salem film A Day of My Life [yom min omri] with cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr, printed by Al-Nasr printers of Cairo, starring the late Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez as Salah. It is based on the 1953 William Wyler film Roman Holiday. Plot summary: An editor gave the journalist Salah Shawqi and his colleague the photographer Younes [Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy] the assignment of covering the arrival of from Switzerland of Nadia, [Zubaida Tharwat] the daughter of the millionaire Abu Agila, [Zaki Toleimat] after a long absence. At the airport Nadia learned her father's wife wanted to marry her to her brother and she decided to run away. She got on a bus with the journalists without any of them knowing anything about each other. Salah and Nadia with Younes and his fiance had a wonderful night at a nightclub and then she went with him to spend the night at his home. Younes photographed the two of them together; then the neighbors realized who Nadia was and pursued her. When the editor learned the journalist and his colleague had failed at their assignment he threatened to fire them. Salah discovered the truth about Nadia and went to the editor with the photographer and the story about what had happened. Nadia decided to go back to her father, who had decided not to marry her to a man she did not love. Salah stole the photos and the papers for the story and prevented the publication of anything about his beloved. He sent the pictures to Nadia and her father at the airport. The father understood Salah was a noble man and decided to marry his daughter to the one she loved.

Cast and crew: Abdel Halim Hafez, Zubaida Tharwat, Atef Salem, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Soheir El-Bably, Zaki Toleimat, Abdelhalim Nasr, Seif Eddine Shawkat, Youssef Gowhar, Zuzu Madi, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Salah Nazmi, Soraya Fakhri, Ahmed Louxor

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