Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Spirit and the Body (1948) - (Muhammad Fawzi)

The Spirit and the body [al-ruh wal-gessad] (1948) - (Muhammad Fawzi) Egyptian film poster

Shown here is the first printing of a 24" x 35" Egyptian poster by an unknown designer printed by Ashur and Company to promote the 1948 Helmy Rafla 125-minute black-and-white film The Sprit and the Body [al-ruh wal-gessad] starring Muhammad Fawzi based on screenplay, dialogue and story by Youssef Gohar with cinematography by Bruno Salvi. The film was produced by Muhammad Fawzi Films and distributeb by Montakhebat Behna Film. Plot summary: Two young men were quite close to each other. One was a musician and the other was a scholar and a poet. The scholar married a musician and the musician married a dancer, but he also lost his sight in an accident, which caused him to stop singing. The friends became closer, and the musician's sight was restored in an operation. When this happened he concentrated on his art with renewed determination.

Cast and crew: Helmy Rafla, Camelia, Shadia, Muhammad Fawzi, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Ismail Yasseen, Hind Rostom, Hassan Kamel, Elias Moadab, Abdel Aziz Hamdi, Fouad Fahim, Nagwa Salem

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