Monday, March 10, 2014

Dreams of Youth [أحلام الشباب] (Farid Al Atrache) - (1942)

Dreams of Youth [ahlam al-shabab] (Farid Al Atrache) (1957) original Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 24" x 36" Egyptian poster designed by Wahdan to promote the 1942 105-minute Kamal Selim black-and-white film Dreams of Youth [ahlam al-shabab] starring Farid Al Atrache, based on a story by Youssef Wahby with screenplay by Kamal Selim, dialogue by Badei Khayri and cinematography by Sami Brail. Plot summary: Farid [Farid Al Atrache] became wealthy and he had a passion for love. That was why he became acquainted with his neighbor Elham [Madiha Yousri], an orphan who lived with her aunt Basiyouni [Marie Munib]. With Bassiyouni's agreement Farid became Elham's piano teacher. In a complication that plays itself out during the film a dancer named Bahia [Taheya Cariocca] also tried to woo Farid, but he did not love her even though they performed together.

Cast and crew: Kamal Selim, Hassan Fayek, Bechara Wakim, Farid Al Atrache, Madiha Yousri, Youssef Wahby, Badei Khayri, Taheya Cariocca, Abdel Fatah Al Kasri, Sami Brail, Marie Munib, Abbas Fares

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