Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mamal the America Lover - [ممل آمریکائی] (Behrooz Vossoughi, Googoosh) - (1975)

Mamal, the America Lover (Mamal-e Amrika'i) (1975) - (Behrooz Vossoughi, Googoosh) Iranian one-sheet

Pictured is a 23.5" x 35.5" Iranian poster designed by Heddat to promote the 1975 113-minute Shapur Gharib black-and-white film Mamal the America Lover [mamal-e amerikai] starring Behrouz Vossoughi and Googoosh based on a screenplay by Shapur Gharib with cinematography by Nemat Haghighi. The film was produced by Siera Film. Plot summary: A young man known as Mamal the America lover had a dream of going to America. Mamal had a friend who would write letters to him from America and encourage him to go to there. Mamal made a living stealing hubcaps and selling them to an Armenian named Sarkis. He tried to get a visa with the help of Sarkis, but because he did not have a reliable sponsor he could not get one. One day Mamal stole an automobile belonging to a woman named Nesrin. He found a letter in it that invited Nesrin to go to America. Mamal gave the automobile back to Nesrin and became friends with her. Nesrin's mother became Mamal's sponsor but when the friendship between Mamal and Nesrin deepened, Nesrin told Mamal that woman was not her mother; she was a wealthy woman who liked to have a good time and chase men. Mamal was hurt by Nesrin and quarreled with her. When Mamal saw Nesrin had no place to go he took her to his father's home and introduced her as his fiance. When Mamal awakened the next morning he saw Nesrin had left. Shortly thereafter Mamal decided to go wo America with the woman who liked to have a good time, but he was arrested at the airport.

Cast and crew: Shapur Gharib, Behrouz Vossoughi, Googoosh, Hamideh Kheirabadi, Asghar Semsarzadeh, Dariush Asadzade, Abbas Nazeri, Malihe Nasiri, Arman, Rahim Roshanian, Geeti Forouhar, Nematollah Gorji, Karmen, Hossein Shatab, Zabihollah Zabihpoor

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