Sunday, January 26, 2014

She Lived for Love [عاشت للحب] - (Zubaida Tharwat) - (1959)

She Lived for Love (Zubaida Tharwat) (1991) Egyptian film poster

Shown here is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster made to promote the 1959 104-minute El Sayed Bedeir black-and-white film She Lived for Love ['ashat lil-hob] starring Zubaida Tharwat based on the novel The Ivy Vine [shagaret al-lablab] by Mohamed Abdel Halim Abdullah with dialogue by Salah Gowdet and cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr. Plot summary: Hosny [Kamal Al-Shennawi] was troubled while he was growing by his observations of marital infidelity by his relatives. When he grew up and went to medical school he lived in an apartment above the apartment inhabited by a woman Zainab [Zubaida Tharwat], fell in love with her and asked her to marry him. Then when she showed an interest in other men he decided not to marry her after all, thinking she was like the other women he had known in his youth. Under that influence of advice from Zainab's sister Rashida [Laila Taher] and his friend Khairat [Abdel Moneim Ibrahim] he eventually changed his mind and decided to marry her after all.

Cast and crew: El Sayed Bedeir, Zubaida Tharwat, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Laila Taher, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Abdelhalim Nasr, Hermine, Mohamed Abdel Halim Abdullah, Saleh Gowdet, Mary Ezzedine, Salwa Mahmoud, Aziza Helmy, Abdallah Gheith, Wedad Hamdy, Kamal Hussein, Mohamed Shawqi, Hussein Assar, Abdel Aziz Hamdy

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