Tuesday, March 25, 2014

There is a Man in Our House [في بيتنا رجل] (Omar Sharif) - (1961)

There Is a Man in Our House (1961) - (Omar Sharif) Egyptian oversize film poster

Pictured is a 32" x 42" Egyptian poster designed by Studio Adly to promote the 1961 153-minute Henry Barakat black-and-white film There is a Man in Our House [fi baitina ragol] starring Omar Sharif based on a story by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus with screenplay by Youssef Issa and Henry Barakat, dialogue by Youssef Issa and cinematography by Hesham Wadid Serri. Plot summary: Ibrahim [Omar Sharif] assassinates the prime minister who has been collaborating with the imperialists, then asks his friend Mohey [Hassan Youssef] to hide him. Mohey's father does not welcome the fugitive, but his sisters are happy to help Ibrahim contact his political friends. Ibrahim eventually escapes, rejoins the rebellion in Egypt and is killed in an attack on a British base.

This film is on film critic Ahmad Al-Hadari's 2007 list of the 100 most important Egyptian films.

Cast and crew: Zubaida Tharwat, Henry Barakat, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Youssef Issa, Rushdy Abaza, Omar Sharif, Zahrat El-Ola, Hassan Youssef, Tewfik El Dekn, Hesham Wadid Serri, Hussein Riad, Nahed Samir, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Youssef Chaban, Abdel Moneim Bassioni, Khalil Badreddine, Zaki Abel Magid, Sherif Hamdya

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