Thursday, August 4, 2016

Eve of the Wedding ليلة الحنة Shadia (1951) Egyptian two-piece poster

Eve of the Wedding (1951) - (Shadia) Egytian two-piece poster

This is a 35" x 46" two-piece poster designed by Ahmed Fouad for the 1951 Anwar Wagdi film Eve of the Wedding [lailet al-henna] starring Shadia as Hurria and Kamal Al-Shennawi as Hassan. Plot summary: The film recounts the troubled circumstances of an impending marriage between a singer and her lover. The story is complicated by a pregnancy, social objections to the woman's occupation as a singer, parental disapproval and threats and manipulations from a cabaret owner struggling to control a popular singer about to quit her job.

Cast and crew: Anwar Wagdi, Shadia, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Marie Munib, Seraj Munir, Abdel Fatah Al Kasri, Mahmoud Reda, Reyad El Kasabgy, Wahid Farid, Ferdoos Mohammed, Abdel Moniem Ismail, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, Stephan Rosti, Wedad Hamdy, Kitty, Hussein Ibrahim, Abdel Hamid Bodaoha, Mohamed Abu al-Seoud, Hassan Qatla, Taga Zaki, Abdel Aziz Said

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