Monday, January 27, 2014

The Black Briefcase [الحقيبة السوداء] - (Shukry Sarhan) - (1964)

The Black Briefcase [al-haqibet al-sawda] (Shukry Sarhan) (1964) Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster made to promote the 1964 83-minute Hassan El-Seify black-and-white film The Black Briefcase [al-haqibet al-sawda] based on story and screenplay by Ahmed El Mola with cinematography by Mostafa Hassan. Plot summary: This is a complex crime thriller in which a briefcase filled with stolen money is passed from hand to hand in an elaborate cinematic shell game, until at the end the police arrest the one in possession of it just before he boards a plane for Beirut.

Cast and crew: Hassan El-Seify, Shukry Sarhan, Naima Akef, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Stephan Rosti, Mohammed Tawfik, Kamal Salaheddin, Zein El-Ashmawy, Laila Sadeq, Amal Ramzy, Sami Sarhan, Ahmed El Mola, Mostafa Hassan, Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra, Susie Khairi, Zoheir Sabri, Laila Yousri, Mahmoud Lotfi, Youssef Chaban, Abdel Moneim Ismail, Hussein Ismail, Abdelrahman Abou Zahra, Kawsar Ramzy, Mona Hussein, Said Orabi, Fifian

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