Knight of Bani Hamdan, The [fares bani hamdan] (1966) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian undated rerelease film poster F, NM $45 *
Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Folded Near Mint
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This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to
promote the 1966 97-minute Niazi Mostafa color film Knight of Bani
Hamdan [fares bani hamdan] starring Farid Shawqi and Soad Hosny
based on a story by Ali Al-Garim with screenplay by Abdel Hay Adib and
dialogue by Mohammad Abouseif. Cinematography was by Wahid Farid.
Plot summary: Abu Fares al-Hamdani (Farid Shawqi) was a famous Arab
poet among the lords of the Al-Hamdania. He was also famous for his
chivalry and bravery in the court of Prince Seif ad-Dawla. The people
everywhere loved him. He fell in love with Naglaa al-Khaledia (Soad
Hosny), an attractive performer in the prince's palace. This made the
commander of the army jealous, and he competed with Fares for the love
of Naglaa. The prince decided to appoint Abu Fares as successor to
the governor of the city of Manih, while Farawia, the Hamdani army
commander, began to hate him. Fares was taken prisoner and tortured
by the Hamdani Empress Tifano. He learned Farawiya had made a plot on
Rome's behalf to destroy the al-Hamdania government. In a wild escape
Seif al-Dawlah avoided being murdered. He led the Arabs in the
expulsion of Rome; then he met his love Naglaa and raised banners of
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