Loved by the Masses (1967) - (Abdel Halim Hafez) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz and Wahib Fahmy to support the 1967 164-minute Helmy Rafla color film Loved by the Masses [ma'budet al-gamahir] starring Abdel Halim Hafez based on a story by Mustafa Amin with dialogue by Mohammed Abu Youssef, screenplay by Helmy Halim and Youssef Gohar and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: Ibrahim [Abdel Halim Hafez] was an actor and a musician at the beginning of his career living in a poor neighborhood. He loved a famous musician named Soheir [Shadia], who was the star of his band, and he discovered she had the same feelings for him. They surprised everyone by deciding to marry, but this did not please the band director, who tried to separate them. Soheir was surprised to discover on the night of the marrriage contract that there was a woman who claimed to be Ibrahim's wife and that she had borne his child. Soheir decided to cancel the marriage and because of her sadness her popularity faded, while Ibrahim's popularity increased and he became a famous musician. He did not forget his love for Soheir. One day Soheir saw a picture of the woman who was claiming to be Ibrahim's wife and realized she was an actress who had been trying to steal her beloved. She did not care about the woman's false claims so she went to Ibrahim's neighborhood, who welcomed her and publicly declared his return to her.
Cast and crew: Helmy Rafla, Fouad El-Mohandes, Mohamed Reda, Youssef Chaban, Hassan Fayek, Zeinat Sedki, Shafik Noureddin, Shadia, Abdel Halim Hafez, Wahid Farid, Zein El-Ashmawy, George Sidhum, Ahmed El Haddad, Abu Bakr Ezzat, Mustafa Amin, Helmy Halim, Youssef Gohar, Mohamed Abu Youssef, Nadia Ezzat, Hussein Ismail, Ahmed Farahat