Thursday, March 20, 2014

Love Taxi [تاكسي الغرام] (Hoda Soltan) - (1954)

Love Taxi [taksi al-gharam] (1954) Egyptian film poster

This is an original 22" x 34" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1954 111-minute Niazi Mostafa black-and-white film Love Taxi [taksi al-gharam] starring Hoda Soltan based on story and dialogue by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary with screenplay by Niazi Mostafa and cinematography by Abdel Aziz Fahmy. Plot summary: A wealthy girl took a ride in a taxi one day and she and the driver fell in love, but the driver was ashamed to show his feelings because of the huge difference in their social classes. She asked him to marry her but he refused for that reason. She then tried to trick him by dressing as a poor girl who worked as a singer in a nightclub. The driver fell in love with the singer, only to discover she was the same rich girl. After overcoming interference from a few people they knew, they finally married.

Cast and crew: Niazi Mostafa, Hoda Soltan, Abdel Aziz Mahmoud, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, El Sayed Bedeir, Hassan Fayek, Zeinat Sedki, Said Abu Bakr, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Abu Seoud El-Ibairy, Kheiria Kheiry, Hekmat, Fawzi Ibrahim

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