Sea of Love [bahr al-gharam] (1956) - (Naima Akef) original Egyptian stone litho film poster
Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour and Dimitri Gabriel to promote the 1956 95-minute Hussein Fawzi black-and-white film Sea of Love [bahr al-gharam] starring Naima Akef based on a story by Hussine Fawzi with screenplay by Hussein Fawzi and Amin Yousef Ghurab, dialogue by Amin Youssef Ghurab and cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Touna [Naima Akef] and Amin [Rushdy Abaza] were sweethearts in Damietta in a fishing compound owned by their two fathers. They loved the constant clear skies and the pure waters and each became angry and jealous when perceiving the other interacting casually with a member of the opposite gender. Amin's boat was caught in a storm and he was badly injured. A theater director [Youssef Wahby] recognized Touna's talent and offered her work as a performer, so she went to Cairo and became a showgirl so she could pay Amin's costly medical expenses at a Cairo hospital.
Cast and crew: Hussein Fawzi, Youssef Wahby, Naima Akef, Rushdy Abaza, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Amin Youssef Ghurab, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Samiha Tawfiq, El Sayed Bedeir, Abdel Waress Assar, Mokhtar Hussein, Saad Ahmed