Leila Daughter of the Poor (1945) - (Laila Mourad) Style B Egyptian film poster F, EX $65 *

Pictured is the Style B Egyptian promotional poster for the 1945 Anwar Wagdi film Leila Daugher of the Poor starring Laila Mourad.

Size: 27" x 39"

Price: $65

Condition: Folded Excellent (minor edge damage)

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This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1945 103-minute Anwar Wagdi black-and-white film Leila Daughter of the Poor [leila bint al-foqara] starring Laila Mourad based on a story by Anwar Wagdi with screenplay by Kamal Salim and dialogue by Badei Khayri. Cinematography was by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Leila was a poor girl living in the Seyyeda Zeinab neighborhood. A lady invited her to her palace and introduced her to Officer Wahid. Leila was impressed by the palace and its ceremonies, and after a time she became vivacious. Wahid was drawn to Leila and asked her alleged father Darwish Basha for her hand in marriage. He discovered Darwish Basha was not really her father. Wahid thought Leila had deceived him and went to see her in Seyyeda Zeinab and cancelled the marriage offer. After that Wahid, who still loved Leila, met Darwish Basha and told him what had happened. Darwish Basha advised Wahid to apologize to Leila, which he did. Darwish Basha then committed to leaving his wealth to Leila and asked Wahid's father to arrange for Wahid to marry Leila. The secret of why the Basha had given his wealth to Leila became clear to all those who had been invited to the wedding when her origins became known. Leila left the wedding in despair and Wahid persuaded his father to move the wedding party to Seyyeda Zeinab, where the proceedings were completed.

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