Sunday, January 5, 2014

Princess of the Arabs اميرة العرب (Warda Al-Gazaeria) - (1963) Egyptian one-sheet

Princess of the Arabs (1963) - (Wards Al-Gazaeria) Egyptian one-sheet

Shown here is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy to promote the 1963 100-minute Niazi Mostafa color film Princess of the Arabs [amiret al-arab] starring Warda al-Gazaeria and Rushdy Abaza based on Richard Wagners's Tristan and Isolde, with screenplay by Niazi Mostafa, dialogue by Bahgat Kamar and cinematography by Ibrahim Adel. Plot summary: Prince Hesham [Abdel Ghani Kamar] fell in love with the beautiful Princess Shalia [Warda al-Gazaeria] before he ever met her. He sent his nephew Mahbub [Rushdy Abaza] to find her and bring her to him so he could marry her, but when Mahbub and Shalia met they fell in love. Then Prince Hesham was obliged to leave them alone and allow them to marry.

Cast and crew: Fouad El-Mohandes, Abdel Ghani Kamar, Wedad Hamdy, Niazi Mostafa, Rushdy Abaza, Warda al-Gazaeria, Ibrahim Adel, Richard Wagner, Mohamed Awad, Bahgat Kamar, Abdel Khaleq Saleh, Said Khalil, Khaled al-Agabani, Gaber Youssef, Nahed Sabri

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