Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Mountain Singer [شادية الجبل] (Farid Shawqi) - (1964) Egyptian Film Posters

The Mountain Singer [shadiet al-gabal] (1965) - (Farid Shawqi) original 27x39 Egyptian film poster

The Mountain Singer [shadiet al-gabal] (1965) - (Farid Shawqi) original two-piece Egyptian film poster

Pictured are two original year Egyptian posters designed by Mohamed Abdel Aziz to promote the 1964 Ahmed Diaeddin 109-minute color film The Mountain Singer [shadiet al-gabal] starring Farid Shawqi based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Ahmed Diaeddin with cinematography by Ibrahim Adel. Plot summary: The journalist Monir [Farid Shawqi] and his photographer colleague Hassan [Hassan Youssef] are driving through Lebanon in a jeep to the mountain camp of the Nazaria Bedouin tribe to contact a mysterious highway robber named al-Daba'a [Mahmoud El-Meliguy], the leader of a criminal gang. The gang runs away from them leaving behind an injured Bedouin girl named Rabia [Rabia Ezzedine], the daughter of Sheik Ibrahim; they know her sister Laila [Berlanty Abdel Hamid] has been kidnapped by the gang and is being held for ransom. They drive to the gang's ancient stone fortress, pose as lost travelers and cleverly sneak Laila out while staying with al-Daba'a as his guests. On their way back to the Bedouin camp they get into gunfights and fistfights with the men al-Daba'a has sent in pursuit; fortunately the two heroic journalists turn out to be deadly marksmen and invincible boxers and al-Daba'a's armed horsemen are no match for them. When they bring Laila back the sheikh thanks them; they tell him they want to marry his two daughters. Rabia has already been promised in marriage to her cousin Nasir [Nasir Qortobawy] but she will have none of this because she has fallen in love with Monir. The music, dance and dress in this film are all Lebanese.

Cast and crew: Farid Shawqi, Mahmud El-Meliguy, Ahmed Diaeddin, Ibrahim Adel, Berlanty Abdel Hamid, Hassan Youssef, Rabia Ezzedine, Nagwa Fouad, Tewfik El Dekn, Hussein Riad, Nasir Qortobawy, Ibrahim Adel

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