Pictured is a 33.75" x 45.5" Egyptian poster designed by Stamatis
Vassiliou and Marcel to promote the 1955 114-minute Hassan Al Imam
black-and-white film Flesh [al-gessad] starring Hind Rostom
based on screenplay and dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir with
cinematography by Alvisy Orphanily. Plot summary: Nemat was expelled
from school and became a nightclub dancer after her mother left home.
Her father was unable to get her to come back home, and then lost his
job when he was fired by his boss, Amin. Nemat heard about this and
went back home to stay with him and give up her work as an
entertainer. He went out to bring food for her but when he returned
she had already left home again to become the lover of his old boss
Amin. Nemat's father tried to kill his wife. He blinded her but did
not succeed in killing her and was put in jail for attempted murder.
Nemat met an attorney named Hussein, who was Amin's son. They were
about to marry, but Amin would have none of it and drove Hussein away
Nemat's health was destroyed in an accident that left her unable to
dance. She was diagnosed with a critical respiratory ailment and Amin
left her, alone and penniless. The father was released from prison
and made amends with his wife and daughter. Hussein went back to
Nemat and promised to marry her and pay for her medical care. She
accepted his proposal and put her life in his hands.