Saturday, February 8, 2014

Something Within [شيء فى صدري] - (Rushdy Abaza) - (1971)

Something Within (1971) - (Rushdy Abaza) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty, Ihsan and Mohammad Abdel Aziz to promote the 1971 Kamal El Sheikh 102-minute color film Something Within [shay'on fi sadri] starring Rushdy Abaza based on a story by Ihsan Abdel Qudus with screenplay and dialogue by Raafat El Meihy and cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr. Plot Summary: Hussein Basha Shaker [Rushdy Abaza] was climbing one of the peaks of power in a violent struggle with the government. This was in cooperation with the English imperialists and included an effort to impose political influence on his peers. He tried to bring Seyyed Mohamed Effendi under his influence but this was not possible because of Mohamed Effendi's strong patriotism, and in any case the effort ended when Mohamed Effendi died. However the lust for power made Hussein Basha extend his effort to achieve influence and domination to his family; his wife, his daughter and his neighbors became the focus of his life and his chronic domineering drives.

Cast and crew: Rushdy Abaza, Magda El-Khatib, Shukry Sarhan, Salah Mansour, Hassan Mustafa, Abdelhalim Nasr, Hoda Soltan, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Kamal El Sheikh, Yasmeen, Khaled Fahmy, Aziza Rached, Naima Al Soghayar, Mahmoud Rashad, Ali Ezzedine, Elhami Fayed, Ezzat Sherif

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