The Curse (1984) - (Nour El-Sherif) Egyptian one-sheet
Shown here is a 27" x 39" Egyptian film poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour and Morteda Anise and printed by Arabic Cinema printers to promote the 1984 110-minute Hussein El-Wakeel color film The Curse [al-la'na] starring Nour El-Sherif with screenplay by Hussein El-Wakeel, dialogue by Salah Gabin and cinematography by Mostafa Imam, based on the 1963 film Shock Corridor written and directed by Samuel Fuller. The film was produced by Aflam Eskandaria and distributed by Ihab al-Leisi films. Plot summary: Chief Editor Tantawy [Nabil Dessouky] gave the journalist Hamdy [Nour El-Sherif] the job of investigating the murder of Saluma, an inmate at a mental hospital. Hamdy gained entrance into the hospital claiming to be insane, despite the objections of his wife Madiha [Madiha Kamel]. Based on consultations with a psychiatrist he learned how to imitate the state of a mental patient. At the hospital he found three witnesses who said the patient Khalil was the one who had killed Salmuma because she had seen him assault another patient sexually. Hamdy left the hospital and published his report, but discovered he had gone insane himself.
Cast and crew: Nour El-Sherif, Samuel Fuller, Madiha Kamel, Hussein El-Wakeel, Mustafa Imam, Gamil Ratib, Ahmed Bedir, Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra, Aly El Cherif, Mohamed Kamel, Mohamed Morshed, Ahmed Abdel Hadi, Mohamed Nouh, Nabil Dessouky, Kamal Hussein