Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Much-Loved One [حبايبى كتير] (Ragaa Abdou) - (1951)

The Much-Loved One [habaebi ketir] (Ragaa Abdou) (1951) Original Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 23.5" x 35.5" first printing of an Egyptian poster designed by Dimitri, Studio Adly and Meftah to promote the 1951 111-minute Kamal Attia black-and-white film The Much-Loved One [habaebi ketir] starring Ragaa Abdou with story and dialogue by Abdel Aziz Salam and cinematography by Bruno Salvi. Plot summary: The musician Nabila [Ragaa Abdou] paid no attention to the admirers who gathered around her every day. Nabila lived only for her art and did not care for anything but her art and singing. Then a young man named Raouf who managed an advertising company [Kamal Al-Shennawi] appeared in her life and tried to tear down the walls Nabila had built around herself. He succeeded and she fell in love with him, but her wicked brother Farid [Farid Shawqi] did not like this because he had been planning for her to marry a wealthy man named Ghandur Bey [Abdel Ghani al-Nagdi]. The two of them fought over this; Nabila finally prevailed and married the one she loved.

Cast and crew: Ragaa Abdou, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Magda, Farid Shawqi, Ismail Yasseen, Kamal Attia, Bruno Salvi, Abdel Aziz Salam, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Hassan Kamel, Fathia Chahine, Soad Ahmed, Gamalat Zayed, Abdel Alim Khattab, Abdel Moneim Ismail, Samir Ezzat, Souraya Fakhry, Ibrahim Fawzi, Abdel Ghani al-Nagdi, Gihane

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