Dearest of the Beloved (1961) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian one-sheet
This 35" x 45" oversize Egyptian poster was designed by Studio Adly and Mohammad Abdel Aziz to promote the 1961 Youssef Maalouf 114-minute black-and-white film Dearest of the Beloved [aaz al-habaib] starring Soad Hosny as Kawsar based on a story by Omar Gamii with screenplay by Youssef Issa, Ibrahim Aboud and Henry Barakat; cinematography was by Alvisy Orphanily. Plot summary: A pensioner named Ebrahim Effendi [Zaji Rostom] was the head of a family with a number of grown children. He was forced to hide a satchel full of narcotics on behalf of local coffee shop owner Khalifa Abdel Salam [Hassan el Baroudi] who was also a smuggler to get some extra money to cover his family expenses. When this was discovered by the police his engineer son Mokhtar [Shukry Sarhan] took responsibility for it himself to spare his mother Amina [Amina Rizk] the shock of seeing her beloved husband go to prison. Mokhtar went to prison for five years and the father died in sadness. When Mokhtar was released he was unable to find a job in Egypt so he took a job in Kuwait for a few years. The mother Amina continued living with her oldest son Abdulla [Nour El-Demerdash] and his wife Lawahez [Sherifa Maher], but she had to take a job as a maid in a hospital. Mokhtar returned looking for his mother. Abdulla suffered a burn injury, then recognized his mother working in the hospital while he was undergoing treatment. The brothers went to the hospital to bring their mother back home.
Cast and crew: Soad Hosny, Shukry Sarhan, Amina Rizk, Zaki Rostom, Sherifa Maher, Youssef Maalouf, Alvisy Orphanily, Omar Gamii, Youssef Esa, Henry Barakat, Soheir El-Barouni, Nour El-Demerdash, Hassan el Baroudi