Love Child (1953) 45" x 33" first printing Egyptian poster
Love Child [bint al-hawa] (1953) - (Faten Hamam) Egyptian film poster
Shown here is a 35" x 23.5" first printing of an Egyptian poster made to promote the 1953 Youssef Wahby film Love Child [bint al-hawa] starring Faten Hamama based on a screenplay and story by Yousef Wahby with cinematography by Mostafa Hassan. The film was produced by the Charles Nahas Studio. Plot summary: A man confessed his love to a dancer and they had a relationship until he left her in the end and did not marry her. The dancer had his child but the man refused to marry her or recongize the child. This was the origin of the woman's malice towards men. She made herself a judge of all of them and resolved to get revenge. She left her town and sent to Cairo. She became a famous dancer and was courted by wealthy men, but she feared this life for the sake of her daughter, for whom had she made a special life. She made every effort to provide her with knowledge and ethics, fearing she might fall someday. However her daughter established a relationship with a boy who resolved to marry her. His father opposed this because of the mother's profession, but the son argued the solution was to get the mother out of the daughter's life. The mother agreed to this for the sake of her daughter's happiness. However the mother died on the day her daughter returned from her honeymoon.
Cast and crew: Faten Hamama, Youssef Wahby, Fakher Fakher, Taheya Cariocca, Marie Munib, Kamal Hossein, Zeinat Sedki, Aziza Helmy, Kitty, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Shafik Noureddin, Ibrahim Heshmat