Friday, August 1, 2014

Flesh [الجسد] (Hind Rostom) - (1955) Two Egyptian Film Posters

Flesh (1955) - (Hind Rostom) Egyptian one-sheet

Flesh [al-gessad] (1955) - (Hind Rostom) oversize Egyptian film poster

Pictured above are an undated rerelease poster (top) and a 33.75" x 45.5" Egyptian poster designed by Stamatis Vassiliou and Marcel to promote the 1955 114-minute Hassan Al Imam black-and-white film Flesh [al-gessad] starring Hind Rostom based on screenplay and dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir with cinematography by Alvisy Orphanily. Plot summary: Nemat was expelled from school and became a nightclub dancer after her mother left home. Her father was unable to get her to come back home, and then lost his job when he was fired by his boss, Amin. Nemat heard about this and went back home to stay with him and give up her work as an entertainer. He went out to bring food for her but when he returned she had already left home again to become the lover of his old boss Amin. Nemat's father tried to kill his wife. He blinded her but did not succeed in killing her and was put in jail for attempted murder. Nemat met an attorney named Hussein, who was Amin's son. They were about to marry, but Amin would have none of it and drove Hussein away Nemat's health was destroyed in an accident that left her unable to dance. She was diagnosed with a critical respiratory ailment and Amin left her, alone and penniless. The father was released from prison and made amends with his wife and daughter. Hussein went back to Nemat and promised to marry her and pay for her medical care. She accepted his proposal and put her life in his hands.

Cast and crew: Hassan Al Imam, Hind Rostom, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Fatma Rouchdi, Hussein Riad, Seraj Munir, Mokhtar Osman, Alvisy Orphanily, Hussein Al-Meliguy, Fifi Youssef, Mohamed Shawky, Souraya Fakhry, Abdel Hamid Badawi, Hussein Ismail, El Sayed Bedeir, Soad Ahmed, Souraya Hassan, Alia Fawzi, Mohsen Hassanein, Mohamed Sabih, Naim Mostafa, Abdel Moniem Seoudy, Ezzat Wahid, Soad Ahmed

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