Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Unknown Singer [المغني المجهول] (Mohammed Al Kahlawi) - (1946) Egyptian oversize poster

The Unknown Singer [al-moghani al-maghul] (1946) - (Mohammed Al Kahlawi) original Egyptian 33x45 stone litho film poster

Pictured is a first printing of a 33.5" x 45" Egyptian stone lithograph poster made by an unknown designer to promote the 105-minute Mostafa Hassan black-and-white film The Unknown Singer [al-moghani al-maghul] starring Mohammed Al Kahlawi based on an idea by Mohammed Al Kahlawi with screenplay and dialogue by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary and cinematography by Mostafa Hassan. Plot summary: Mohammad and Shafiq grew up together. Shafiq became an engineer while Mohammad was unable to finish school and became a skilled decorator. Mohammad also had a beautiful voice and was able to record his singing for radio broadcasts. Mahasen, Shafiq's cousin, loved Mohammad and he reciprocated, but Shafiq also loved her. When Mohammad proposed to Mahasen her father refused to allow it because he wanted her to marry Shafiq. However when Mohammad won a prize for his singing he became an important person and Mahasen's father changed his mind and allowed the marriage.

Cast and crew: Mostafa Hassan, Mohammed Al Kahlawi, Amira Amir, Aziza Amir, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, Choukoukou, Hassan Fayek, Bechara Wakim, Hagar Hamdi, Fakher Fakher, Souraya Fakhry, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Naima Gamal, Soad Hussein, Mousa Helmy, Abbas Ahmed, Gaber Ahmed, Abbas Hassan

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