Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Guard Your Tongue [لسانك حصانك] (Shadia) - (1953) Egyptian Oversize Film Poster

Guard Your Tongue [lesanak hosanak] (1953) - (Shadia) original Egyptian 33x45 film poster

Pictured is an original year printing of a 33.5" x 45" Egyptian poster made to promote the 1953 Abbas Kamel 105-minute black-and-white film Guard Your Tongue [lisanak hosanak] starring Shadia with screenplay and dialogue by Abbas Kamel and cinematography by Mahmoud Nasr. Plot summary: In this 105-minute course of uninterrupted buffoonery, the village mayor sends his son to Cairo along with al-Dandrawy to meet with Hamdy [Karem Mahmoud], who is working at the Tram Company so a school and a hospital can be built in the village. There is an emotional relationship between Hamdy and his neighbor Hamida [Shadia]. Hamida's Aunt Wedad [Zeinat Sedki] likes the musician Ghandour [Farid Shawqi], who has hired Hamida to sing in his group. Ghandour wants to marry Wedad, but she refuses him. Maria [Hind Rostom] likes Ghandour. The singing group goes to the mayor's village and Ghandour and Mandour [Aziz Osman] decide to steal a large amount of money so they can blame it on Hamdy, but their plan fails. Everyone knows Ghandour and Mandour are behind the theft. Hamdy marries Hamida and her Aunt Wedad marries the village mayor. Hind Rostom (1931-2011) appears here at the age of 22 in a prominent role as Maria, a singing and dancing brunette.

Cast and crew: Shadia, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Nasr, Karem Mahmoud, Zeinat Sedki, Aziz Osman, Hind Rostom, El Sayed Bedeir, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Mahmoud Nasr, Abbas Kamel, Omar Al-Gizawy, Abdel Hamid Zaki, So'ad Mekawy, Kitty, Mohamed al-Tabei, El Sayed Bedeir, Lutfi al-Hakim

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