Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Unmarried Mother [الآنسة ماما] (Sabah) - (1950)

The Unmarried Mother [al-anisa mama] (Sabah) - (1950) Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy to promote the 1950 117-minute Helmy Rafla black-and-white musical The Unmarried Mother [al-anisa mama] starring Sabah based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary with cinematography by Bruno Salvi. Plot summary: A girl named Nimra who loved to sing [Sabah] fell in love with a famous musician named Monir Yousri [Muhammad Fawzi]. When Monir began preparing an operetta Nimra competed to be in it and won a place for herself. Monir's father [Suleiman Naguib] liked her and began courting her but at the same time he sensed her feelings for his son. To make Monir jealous Nimra made an agreement with his father that he would claim they had agreed to marry. This shocked Monir. At first Monir's father doted on Nimra but he ultimately had no alternative but to acknowledge their feelings for each other and support their marriage.

Cast and crew: Sabah, Muhammad Fawzi, Ismail Yasseen, Helmy Rafla, Bruno Salvi, Hagar Hamdi, Zeinat Sedki, Salah Mansour, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, Suleiman Naguib, Mohamed Kamal al-Masri, Hussein Ibrahim, Soad Ahmed, Fahmy Aman, Saleha Qasin

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