Revolt in the City [thawret al madina] (1955) - (Sabah) oversize Egyptian Poster F, EX $75 *
Size: 33" x 44"
Condition: Folded, Excellent (edge damage)
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This is a 33" x 44" oversize Egyptian poster designed by Studio Adly
to promote the 1955 Helmy Rafla film Revolt in the City
[thawret al-medina] starring Muhammad Fawzi and Sabah based on
screenplay and dialogue by Nairuz Abdel Malek with cinematography by
Masud Isa. Plot summary: This is a musical melodrama showcasing the
singing talents of Sabah and Muhammad Fawzi. Fatima's [Sabah] mother
died giving birth to her and her father [Hussein Riad] believed women
always died immediately after giving birth. Fatima was raised believing this
too, so she avoided marriage and the idea of having children. However
she still fell in love with Ahmad [Muhammad Fawzi], a boy from a rich
family, and he asked her to marry him. Then her father was killed in
a factory accident and combined impact of mourning her father and her
psychological anti-marriage complex caused her to spend a lot of time
resisting before she finally accepted Ahmad's proposal. After
marriage, Fatima had children and was expecting to die, but she did
not die. This resolved her fear of dying because of childbirth and
she went on with her life in "happily ever after" mode. The "revolt"
theme in the title and on the poster is about an incident in the film
where the family home was destroyed in a riot while Fatima was still a
child, and has nothing at all to do with the main story. The image
on the poster of Muhammad Fawzi carrying Sabah as an adult is from a
different part of the film that is unrelated to the riot.
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