Port Said (1957) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by Abdel Rahman to promote the 1957 134-minute Ezzel Dine Zulficar black-and-white film Port Said starring Farid Shawqi based on story and screenplay by Ezzel Dine Zulficar with dialogue by Aly Al-Zarkani and cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr. This film is considered a milestone in the career of its star Farid Shawqi, the breakthrough where he was first recognized as a major Egyptian star and also the point where the quality of his work began a long decline. Plot summary: The film provides a nationalistic and patriotic view of the 1956 Tripartite Aggression in the Egyptian city of Port Said, with the Egyptian resistance shown as unfailingly heroic, righteous and morally victorious. It is populist war propaganda.
Cast and crew: Farid Shawqi, Hoda Soltan, Leila Fawzi, Shukry Sarhan, Zahrat El-Ola, Amina Rizk, Hussein Riad, Seraj Munir, Ahmed Mazhar, Tewfik El Dekn, Zeinat Sedki, Rushdy Abaza, Ezzel Dine Zulficar, Abdelhalim Nasr, Aly Al-Zarkany, Kamal Yasseen, Naima Wasfy, Kamal Hussein, Nour El-Demerdash, Adly Kasseb, Suleiman al-Guindy, Reyad El Kasabgy, Shafik Noureddin