Heart Has Commands, The [al-'alb lu ahkam] (1956) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian stone litho film poster F, NM $175 *

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional poster for the 1956 Helmy Halim film The Heart Has Commands, starring Faten Hamama.

Size: 24" x 35"

Price: $175

Condition: Folded, Near Mint

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This Egyptian film poster was designed by Stamatis Vassiliou and Marcel to promote the 1956 95-minute Helmy Halim black-and-white film The Heart Has Commands [al-'alb lu ahkam] starring Faten Hamama with screenplay by Aly Al-Zarkany, dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir and cinematography by Ahmed Khorshed. Plot summary: A girl attending a medical college was a poor orphan living in the Bulaq neighborhood with her grandfather. The people in the neighborhood loved her and helped her with her living expenses. She loved one of her rich classmates at the college but he had no feeling for her or any sense of her emotions. Meanwhile an undertaker loved her and was also trying to marry her. The girl went to see a friend who owned a bakery in the Zeinat Sedky neighborhood and told her the secret of her love for her rich classmate. Her friend made a plan for her to get her classmate's attention. The girl then succeeded in attracting her classmate's interest and he promised to meet her at an acquarium. There she discovered he had been gambling with his classmates about making a hit with her, and she fled from him in sadness and disappointment. However the boy's sentiments, which began in frivolity, turned into true love and he offered to marry her. The girl took him to her home and told him about her poverty, but he was still determined to marry her. He told his father the rich contractor about it, claiming she was from a big family. His father agreed to hold a party at his mansion to introduce the girl before giving his final opinion. There was an aristocratic family that wanted to marry their daughter to the rich student by means of a speculative broker who would make a plan to prevent the marriage. At the party the rich contractor was surprised by the people of Bulaq who stormed the mansion at the broker's invitation. He realized they were the family of his son's fiance and his friends and he threw them out. However there was a brawl in which the members of the bankrupt aristocratic family tried to assault the contractor and his son. The girl's friends intervened in the brawl, and the contractor agreed to his son's marriage to the girl.

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