Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Fire of Longing نار الشوق (Sabah) - (1970) Egyptian one-sheet

Fire of Longing (1970) - (Sabah) Egyptian one-sheet

Shown here is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 1970 123-minute Muhammad Salem color film Fire of Longing [nar al-shawq] starrring Sabah based on a story by director Muhammad Salem with screenplay and dialogue by Adel Salam Musa and cinematography by Essam Farid. The film was produced by the General Egyptian Cinema Institute and distributed by the General Cinema Council. Plot summary: The famous singer Sabah permitted her daughter Howeida to work in a nightclub in Cairo so she could have a connection with the world of fame. In Cairo Howeida fell in love with Sherif, a decorative engineer who charmed her. Sherif told his father Hassan he was interested in marrying Howeida. The father deplored his son's behavior. He had already taken a stand previously against his brother Ali's marriage to Howeida's mother and his memories of his love for her were still alive. Sherif told his uncle about the tragedy; the father regretted this and encouraged his son to continue with his love. Then Hassan finally relented and gave his son the green light for a relationship with Howeida, and Sabah went back to her lover Ali.

Cast and crew: Muhammad Salem, Sabah, Rushdy Abaza, Wadi El Safi, Hussein Fahmy, Essam Farid, Abdel Salam Musa, Howeida, Hussein Fahmy, Hamdi Ghayth, Wadi El Safi, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Hassan Mostafa, Sameer Ghanem, Alia Abdel Moneim, Fifi Youssef, Mahmud Abol-Fahm, Ali Diab, Soheir Zaky, Nahed Sabri, Soheir Magdi

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