Thursday, December 19, 2013

Love's Tears دموع الحب (Mohamed Abdel Wahab) - (1936) Egyptian one-sheet

Love's Tears (1936) - (Mohamed Abdel Wahab) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian film poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1935 120-minute Mohammad Karim black-and-white -film Love's Tears [demou' al-hob] starring Mohamed Abdel Wahab based on a screenplay by Mohamed Karim from the 1832 Alphonse Karr novel Sous les tilleuls [Under the Lime Trees] with dialogue by Abdel Waress Assar and Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti and cinematography by Georges Benoit. Plot summary: Mohammad Fakri [Mohamed Abdel Wahab] was a talented artist who met Nawal [Negat Ali] while he was working on his Uncle Desouqi's farm. They fell in love. He was transferred to Cairo to work as a music teacher and they exchanged letters while he lived at the home of Uncle Desouqi [Abdel Waress Assar]. He told his friend Helmy [Soleiman Naguib], who was traveling to the farm to see her, everything that had happened between him and Nawal. Uncle Desouqi died and left 20 feddans of land. Mohammad went to the farm to marry Nawal and was surprised to find that Helmy had proposed to her. Nawal refused Mohammad, married Helmy and went to Paris with him. Mohammad became a famous musician while things got worse for Helmy because he was a gambler, and he died in an accident. Nawal tried to go back to Mohammad but he refused her and she decided to drown herself. Mohammad had a change of heart and sang to Nawal the song "O You Who Are Sleeping Beneath the Ground."

Cast and crew: Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Nagat Ali, Muhammad Karim, Abdel Waress Assar, Alphonse Karr, Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti, Georges Benoit, Mohammad Abdel Qodus, Soad Fakhri, Ferdoos Mohammed, Suleiman Naguib, Abdel Qader al-Masiri

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