Sunday, February 21, 2016

Days and Nights [ايام و ليالي] - (Abdel Halim Hafez) - (1955) Egyptian one-sheet

Days and Nights [ايام و ليالي] (1955) - (Abdel Halim Hafez) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by Walid Wahib for the 1955 Henry Barakat musical Days and Nights based on a story by Henry Barakat and Youssef Gohar, screenplay by Henry Barakat, cinematography by Wahid Farid, music by Mohamed Abdel Wahab and starring 26-year-old Abdel Halim Hafez (1929-1977) as Yehia. Plot summary: A wealthy man married a woman who had divorced an irresponsible alcoholic painter [Mahmoud El-Meliguy]. The wealthy man educated her two sons, one of whom was from another husband, and the boys grew up together like twins. Yehia, the son of the painter, loved Samia [Imane] but his brother made trouble for him and Samia turned away from him. They quarreled at a party when he was quite drunk and then he got in his car and killed a pedestrian. At his trial he confessed the truth. This caused tension in the family but when he returned to his father the painter, the father took responsibility for the first time; he had a reconciliation with his wife and his son when he saw the love between mother and son and the son's confession of the truth. The film includes the hit song Toba [Never Again]: Lyrics and translation

Cast and crew: Abdel Halim Hafez, Imane, Ahmed Ramzy, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Henry Barakat, Kamal Hussein, Seraj Munir, Aqila Ratib, Wahid Farid, Youssef Gohar, Ahmed Zaki, Adly Kasseb, Soheir El-Barouni, Samia Rushdy, Souraya Fakhry, Zeinat Alawy

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