Chased by the Dogs (al-liss wal-kelab) (1962) - (Shadia) Egyptian 3-piece stone litho poster F, EX $225 *
Size: 35" x 41"
Condition: Folded, Excellent (edge damage; this poster was issued in three pieces)
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Pictured is a 35" x 41" three-piece Egyptian poster designed by Abdel
Aziz to promote the 1962 124-minute Kamal El Sheikh black-and-white
film Chased by the Dogs [al-liss wal-kelab] starring Shadia and
Shukry Sarhan based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz with screenplay by
Sabry Ezzat, dialogue by Ali El Zorkani and cinematography by Kamal
Korayem. Plot summary: Said Mahran [Shukry Sarhan] worked as a house
servant in a student lodging. Because of his mother's illness he had
to steal a watch from a student. Raouf Alwan [Kamal al-Shennawi] got
involved, tried to save him and took him as his as a protege in crime.
Said became a big thief. His assistant Alish [Zein El-Ashmawy]
informed on him so he would be free to marry his wife Nabawiya [Salwa
Mahmoud]. When Said Mahran got out of prison his goal was to take
revenge against Alish and Nabawiya, but he killed some innocent people
instead by blindly shooting at window silhouettes, because Alish and
Nabawiya had fled their home. Said ran away and became a fugitive.
Raouf, who had become a famous journalist, denounced Said in newspaper
articles, turning public opinion against him. Said confessed what he
had done to his former lover Nour [Shadia] and lived in her house. He
also sought solace with a Sufi sheikh but found no relief. Although
Nour tried help him, the police found his hiding place and killed him
on the Mokattam Mountain during a chase.
According to film critic Sa'ad al-Din Tawfiq this is one of the top
100 Egyptian films. The title is literally translated as The Thief
and the Dogs.
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