Thursday, October 24, 2013

Long Live Love [yahya al-hob] (1938) - (Mohamed Abdel Wahab)

Long Live Love [yayha al-hob] (1938) - (Mohamed Abdel Wahab) Egyptian film poster

This is the first printing of a 27.5" x 39" Egyptian film poster designed by an unknown artist and printed by al-Raghaeb Printers to promote the 1938 Mohammed Karim film Long Live Love [yahya al-hob] starring Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Laila Mourad based on story and dialogue by Abbas Allam and screenplay by Mohammed Karim with cinematography by Georges Benoit. The film was produced and distributed by Mohamed Abdel Wahab Films. Plot summary: Mohammad Fathy rented a new apartment where one of the windows happened to face the palace of Taher Pasha, the father of Nadia. There was a misunderstanding between Fathy and Nadia when he accused her of throwing rocks at his balcony, which angered her. Then he discovered she was the daughter of the sister of his boss at the Bank of Egypt where he worked, and that a little girl had been throwing the rocks. He realized he owed Nadia an apology. He followed her on the train to Alexandria so he could do that and they fell in love. Fathy decided to marry Nadia. He discovered his father knew her father Taher Pasha so he called him to get him to make arrangements. When Nadia's father returned from a trip she was surprised to learn he had arranged for her to marry a rich boy. Naturally she did not know about Fathy's wealth and she refused to marry this wealthy boy, but when she realized he was Fathy they married.

Cast and crew: Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Laila Mourad, Mohammed Karim, Abbas Allam, Mohammed Abdel Koudouss, Abdel Moniem Ismail, Zouzou Mady, Laila Mourad, Bechara Wakim, Abdel Warith Assir, Abdel Waress Assar, Mohammad Fadel, Amin Wahba

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