Police Inspector, The [mofatesh al-mobahes] (1960) - (Youssef Wahby) original Egyptian oversize film poster F, EX $275 *
Size: 34" x 47"
Condition: Folded Excellent (bottom corners torn off)
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Pictured is a 34" x 47" Egyptian poster designed by Fawzi to promote
the 1960 84-minute Hussein Fawzi black-and-white film The Police
Inspector [mofatesh al-mobahes] starring Youssef Wahby based on a
story by Hussein Fawzi with dialogue by El-Sayed Ziada and
cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Azim. Plot summary: The husband
[Abdel Hafiz al-Tatawy] of a pretty dancer named Hoda [Sharifa Fadel]
catches her with her lover Hossam and pulls out a gun to shoot her.
In her defense Hossam [Rushdy Abaza] turns the gun back against the
husband and shoots him. Hossam flees and as he is about to board a
train he sees a police inspector [Youssef Wahby] at the station, who
then sits opposite him in the passenger car. Hossam moves to another
car but the officer follows him and falls asleep with him in a private
cabin; Hossam leaves the train and gets on a bus, but the officer
again runs to catch the bus and sits opposite him. At this point
Hossam is convinced the officer is pursuing him and confesses to the
shooting. He is surprised to learn the inspector knows nothing about
his crime; the inspector has just been on his way to attend his
sister's wedding. The inspector decides to cancel the vacation to turn
the criminal in. On the way to the police station during another
escape attempt it becomes clear to the officer that Hossam has fled
his father's home and that he has seduced a girl who has had his baby.
The inspector has emotional conflicts and wants to correct what is
between Hossam and Hoda. He brings them together and discovers the
man Hossam shot did not die. Hossam is released and goes back to
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