An Abnormal Girl (1964) - (Shouweikar) Egyptian one-sheet
This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Gasour for the 1964 Ahmed Diaeddin black comedy An Abnormal Girl AKA fatat shaza based on a story by Adly El-Mowalid and starring Showeikar as the abnormal girl. Plot summary: The film depicts a picaresque chain of events in which a girl [Showeikar] is modeling swimsuits and then removed from the scene by her fiance [Ahmed Ramzy] because as a model she attracts inappropriate attention from a group of men. They then find themselves at a party at a villa where a physician [Youssef Fakhreddine] attempts to enlist her services as a model for his paintings, but this too is deemed inappropriate by her fiance, who attempts to get the physician charged with lewd behavior with the help of some compromising photos he has taken. The girl takes a job as a cabaret waitress; while working there she learns her father [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] is in prison. She goes to meet him when he is released, but is surprised to find that his second wife is also there to meet him. This is so traumatic for her that she attempts to kill herself by jumping into the Nile, but is rescued by one of her father's men, who takes her in a coma to her father's home. When she regains consciousness she finds her father in the room with her and thinks he is the one who has abducted her. She flees, breaks a leg while falling off a balcony and is treated by the same painter/physician she met at the party. She learns that this physician had not been guilty of lewd intentions after all. However, when questioned and accused in court the physician commits suicide. Her father attempts to take her with him from the court but she refuses to go. She makes her way through a maze of hallways at the courthouse and then disappears.
Cast and crew: Ahmed Diaeddin, Hassan Mazhar Gasour, Victor Antoun, Rushdy Abaza, Ahmed Ramzy, Youssef Fakhreddine, Youssef Fakhr Eddine, Shouweikar, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Tewfik El Dekn, Adly El-Mowalid, Adel Adham, Mimi Shakeeb, Madiha Kamel, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Fatheya Chahine, Mohammed Abaza
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