Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hamido [حميدو] (Farid Shawqi) - (1953) Egyptian film program

Hamido (1953) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian film program

This is a an Egyptian program folder with eight unbound collage sheets from the 1953 Niazi Mostafa film Hamido based on a story by Farid Shawqi with screenplay by El Sayed Bedeir and Niazi Mostafa, dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir, cinematography by Wahid Farid and starring Farid Shawqi as Hamido. This was quite a popular film in Egypt but original posters and other memorabilia for it are quite rare. Plot summary: Hamido was a fisherman near Alexandria who was trying to get ahead by dealing in narcotics, which was the shortest route to wealth. He joined a narcotics gang and courted a girl named Sa'dia [Hoda Soltan] who was working for his mother. She trusted him and fell in love with him, but then he seduced her and started avoiding her. He regretted his promise to marry her because he had taken up with Fawzia [Taheya Cariocca] the girlfriend of the leader of his gang [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] and taken over leadership of the gang. When his mother realized Sa'dia was pregnant she threw her out of the house, but then Sa'dia told the mother the truth about her son's narcotics dealing. Hamido overheard this angry denunciation; he took Sa'dia out on a boat ride in the sea so he could drown her with her shame and be done with her. However she was later rescued by a fishing boat that happened to pass. A police agent disguised himself, infiltrated Hamido's narcotics gang and arrested them, but Hamido himself fled and was killed before he could be arrested.

Cast and crew: Niazi Mostafa, Wahid Farid, Farid Shawqi, Hoda Soltan, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Marie Munib, El Sayed Bedeir, Taheya Cariocca, Ferdoos Mohammed, Said Abu Bakr, Abdel Ghani al-Nagdi, Abdel Moneim Ismail, Mohsen Hassanein, Anwar Zaki, Hassan Hamed, Ne'mat Mokhtar, Suleiman al-Nagdi, Abdel Magid Shukry, Abdel Hamid Badawi

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