Friday, November 15, 2013

I Am the Doctor انا الدكتور (Farid Shawqi) - (1968) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

I Am the Doctor (1968) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian film poster

This is an undated rerelease Egyptian promotional poster designed by Wael for the 1968 127-minute black-and-white Abbas Kamel film I Am the Doctor [ana al-doktor] starring Farid Shawqi with screenplay and dialogue by Abbas Kamel and cinematography by Adel Abdel Azim. The film tells a tale of Egyptian medical quackery and chicanery. Plot summary: Ibrahim was a nurse who impersonated a doctor so he could work in Dr. Sami's clinic. He bought the clinic to move it to a village in upper Egypt with his former colleague Karim [Adel Imam] and Nadia, [Nelly] whom he had met while she was working as a waitress in a cafeteria. Working as a physician he accumulated enormous wealth by convincing the healthy people in the village that they were sick. He also had a commission from the village pharmacy for charging each patient exhorbitant prices for medicines. Ibrahim and Nadia decided to marry and he told her the truth about what he had been doing, but she still loved him. Then the police arrested him in Alexandria just as the opening of a new hospital was being celebrated.

Cast and crew: Farid Shawqi, Nelly, Mohamed Reda, Tewfik el-dikn, Adel Imam, Hassan Mustafa, Nadia Seif El-Nasr, Nawal El Sogiera, Abbas Kamel, George Sidhum, Adel Abdel Azim, Mohammad Al-Gizawi

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