Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Good Earth [الارض الطيبة] - (Maryam Fakhr Eddine) - Egyptian oversize poster

The Good Earth الارض الطيبة (1954) - (Mariam Fakhr Eddine) Egyptian oversize poster

This is a 35.5" x 47" oversize stone litho Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1954 Mahmoud Zulfikar 130-minute black-and-white film The Good Earth الارض الطيبة based on a story by Mahmoud Zulfikar with screenplay and dialogue by Youssef Gohar, cinematography by Victor Antoun and starring Mariam Fakhr Eddine as Saadia. Plot summary: A simple country girl named Saadia lived on a farm with her wealthy uncle Ali [Hussein Riad] without realizing she was the daughter of a wealthy man from a secret marriage. The wealthy man left his great wealth to his daughter and died. She went to Cairo to receive her inheritance. Her uncle's wife Bahiga [Zuzu Madi] plotted with her lover Zaki [Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy] to confiscate the girl's money with the help of her mother's brother, a poor photographer named Hussein [Kamal Al-Shennawy]. However the heiress gradually fell in love with her uncle Hussein, who revealed the details about a fraudulent court case they were trying to build against her, causing it to fail. The girl went back to the farm and distributed her inheritance among the peasants working there, then married her uncle after realizing he was a good man even if he was poor.

Cast and crew: Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Youssef Gohar, Victor Antoun, Omar al Gizawy, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Hussein Riad, Mahmoud Zulfkar, Zuzu Madi, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Fouad El-Mohandes, Souraya Fakhry, Saad Makawy, Abdel Hamid Badawy, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Kitty, Mohamed al-Toukhi, Farag al-Nahas, Amal Wahid, Soad Fawzi, Mohamed Sabih, Khayria Kheiri

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