Friday, November 29, 2013

The Law of the Jungle حكم القوي - (Farid Shawqi) - (1950) Egyptian rerelease one-sheet

The Law of the Jungle (1950) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a picture of an undated Egyptian rerelease poster printed by the Arab Cinema Printers to promote the 1950 103-minute Hassan Al Imam black-and-white film Law of the Jungle [hokm al-'awi] starring Farid Shawqi based on a screenplay by Hassan Al Imam with dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir. Cinematography was by Francois Farkas; the film was produced by the Nehas Film Company. Plot summary: Medhat Abel Nabi was an engineer who owned a factory with his partner Qasem. The two of them were opposites ethically. Qasem did not know the meaning of friendship and he preferred the company to Medhat, who had become its sole owner. Qasem lived for pleasure and lost all his money gambling. After that he met a rich man and deluded him about a project that would supposedly make an enormous amount of money after implementation, but the wealthy man learned the truth about Qasem and that he was really just a swindler. He refused the project Qasem was offering. They quarreled and the rich man was killed. Qasem was accused of the crime but in a deception he pinned the accusation on Medhat, who was then arrested and condemned to death. However in the end the truth was discovered, Medhat was found innocent and the real perpetrator received his punishment.

Cast and crew: Hassan Al Imam, Mohsen Sarhan, Zuzu Shakeeb, Farid Shawqi, Hoda Soltan, Zouzou Mady, Abbas Fares, Seraj Munir, Abdel Waress Assar, El Sayed Bedeir, Francois Farkas, Mahmoud Choukoukou, Souraya Helmy, Soheir Fakhry, Zaki Ibrahim, Zakia Ibrahim, Abdel Rahim al-Zorqani, Zouzou Nabil, Abdel Alim Khattab, Abdel Moneim Ismail, Sanaa Gamil

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