Monday, February 10, 2014

Song of Truth [لحن الوفاء] - (Abdel Halim Hafez) - (1955)

Song of Truth [lahn al-wafa] (Abdel Halim Hafez) (1969) Egyptian film poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian rerelease poster designed by Ahmed Fouad to promote the 1955 Ibrahim Emara 133-minute black-and-white film Song of Truth [lahn al-wafa] starring Abdel Halim Hafez with story, screenplay and dialogue by Mohammed Mustafa Sami and cinematography by Mohsen Nasr. Plot summary: A musician named Alam [Hussein Riad] is wounded in love by an unfaithful wife, then develops hatred for women; later he falls in love with his foster son Galal's [Abdel Halim Hafez] intended bride Saham [Shadia], a Cairo chorus girl. When this does not succeed either he abandons his feelings for the girl, she marries the foster son and life returns to normal.

Cast and crew: Mahmoud Nasr, Ibrahim Emara, Shadia, Abdel Halim Hafez, Hussein Riad, Zouzou Nabil, Abdel Waress Assar, Mustafa Samy, Wedad Hamdy, Hassan el Baroudi, Mohamed Shawky, Ragaa Youssef, Mary Ezzedine, Zaki Ibrahim, Alia Fawzi, Hassan Hamed, Abdel Moneim Bassioni

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