Beloved Country, The [al-balad al-mahbub] (1951) - (Taheya Cariocca) Egyptian film poster F, VG+ $250 *
Size: 23" x 35"
Condition: Folded, VG+ (edge damage)
Pictured is a 23" x 35" poster designed by Dimitri Gabriel and Hassan
Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1951 Helmy Rafla two-hour
black-and-white film The Beloved Country [al-balad al-mahbub]
starring Taheya Cariocca based on a story by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary with
dialogue by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, screenplay by Helmy Rafla and
cinematography by Bruno Salvi. Plot summary: A wealthy farmer owns
hundreds of acres of land. He advises his son to marry his friend's
daughter but she refuses because she does not want to marry a
farmer. Her father pressures her to marry him because this will
relieve him of financial hardship due to the money he will get
after they marry. However the girl loves her cousin in Cairo who does
not have money. The boy meets a dancer and and asks her to teach him
the ways of modern life and how to interact with girls. He wants all
of this so he can please the girl who has refused him. The dancer
falls in love with him. Meanwhile the girl discovers the truth about
her cousin, who abandons her after learning her father is on the verge
of bankruptcy. Then the girl agrees to marry the first boy. The dancer
withdraws from their lives.
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