Monday, April 28, 2014

Ismail Yassine in the Navy [ إسماعيل يس في الأسطول] (Ismail Yasseen) - (1957)

Ismail Yassine in the Navy [ismail yasseen fil-ostool] (Ismail yasseen) - (1995) Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Studio Adly to promote the 1957 Fatin Abdel Wahab 87-minute black-and-white film Ismail Yassine in the Navy [اسماعيل يس في الاسطول] starring Ismail Yasseen based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Hassan Tewfik with cinematography by Abdel Aziz Fahmy. Plot summary: Ismail [Ismail Yasseen] was a simple boy who fell in love with his cousin Nadia [Zahrat El-Ola] in the Al-Anfushi neighborhood. He asked her to marry him, but the aunt [Zeinat Sedki] opposed the marriage because she had promised the girl in marriage to an older teacher, Abbas Afash [Mahmoud El-Meliguy]. The girl asked Ismail to join the Navy because she had friends there. Ismail did this and formed good friendships with two them [Abdel Moneim Ismail and Ahmed Ramzy] while maintaining regular correspondence with Nadia. His comrades in the Navy were sad when they heard Nadia had became engaged to Abbas Afash, and they gave Ismail some money so he could go marry her himself. Then they all descended on the Al-Anfushi neighborhood and began fighting with the Afash's friends. This spoiled the wedding and Ismail married his sweetheart after the military police arrested the troublemakers.

Cast and crew: Ismail Yasseen, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Zahrat El-Ola, Ahmed Ramzy, Zeinat Sedki, Hassan Tewfik, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Abdel Waress Assar, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Reyad El Kasabgy, Malek Al-Gamal, Leila Karim, Zeinat Alawy

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