Hearts in a Sea of Tears (1978) - (Shoeir Ramzy) Egyptian one-sheet
Shown here is an Egyptian 27" x 39" poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz to promote the 1978 109-minute Yehia El Alami color film Hearts in a Sea of Tears [qolub fi bahr al-domu'] starring Soheir Ramzy as Samah based on a story by Ibrahim Al-Wardani with screenplay and dialogue by Yehia El Alami and Abdel Aziz Salam and cinematography by Ali Khair Allah. Plot summary: Samah was working at a hotel to provide for her family. Love developed between her and Mamdhouh, [Mahmoud Abdel Aziz] a young man from a wealthy family. Mamdouh's mother [Zuzu Madi] would not allow them to marry because of their class differences, but Mamdouh defied her and remained loyal to Samah. Samah's brother Adel [Salah El-Saadani] died of a severe illness. Mamdouh was confronting enormous debts and could not marry Samah even though he loved her; she gave up on him and went abroad to look for work.
Cast and crew: Soheir Ramzy, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Safia El Emari, Yehia El Alami, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Salah El-Saadany, Zuzu Madi, Aziza Helmy, Salah Nazmi, Abdel Rehiem El Zorkani, Gamal Ismail, Badr Nofal, Zakaria Mouafi, Ali Khair Allah, Ibrahim Al-Wardani, Abdel Aziz Salam