Friday, October 25, 2013

Hababa (1944) - (Aziza Amir)

Hababa (1954) - (Aziza Amir) Egyptian film poster

This is a first printing of a 45" x 34.5" Egyptian poster designed by Ahmed Fouad and printed by Raghaeb Printers to promote the 1944 110-minute black-and-white Niazi Mostafa film Hababa starring Aziza Amir based on a screenplay by Niazi Mostafa with story and dialogue by Ahmed Fathy and cinematography by Mostafa Hassan. The film was produced and distributed by Studio Masr. Plot summary: Prince Zayed fell in love with his neighbor Hababa who sang like an angel, but there were jealous neighbors who wanted to separate them and they succeeding in banishing Hababa from the palace. Prince Zayed became caliph and increased his power. He discovered he could not live without Hababa and went looking for her. He finally found her and the lovers were reunited, but his love for Hababa created social and political problems for him. Hababa realized this and decided to get out of his life. She committed suicide with poison and the prince lived in sorrow for his lost love for the rest of his life.

Cast and crew: Niazi Mostafa, Mostafa Hassan, Aziza Amir, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Abdel Aziz Khalil, Seram Munir, Amina Sherif, Ferdoos Hassan, Yahya Chahine, Ferdoos Mohammed, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Zuzu Shakeeb

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