Love's Tears [demou' al-hob] (1935) - (Mohamed Abdel Wahab) Egyptian film poster F/R, EX $85 *
Condition: Folded/Rolled, Excellent (minor edge damage)
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Pictured is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian film poster
designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1935 120-minute
Mohammed Karim black-and-white -film Love's Tears [demou'
al-hob] starring Mohamed Abdel Wahab based on a screenplay by Mohammed
Karim from the 1832 Alphonse Karr novel Sous les tilleuls
[Under the Lime Trees] with dialogue by Abdel Waress Assar and Mustafa
Lutfi al-Manfaluti and cinematography by Georges Benoit. Plot summary:
Mohammad Fakri [Mohamed Abdel Wahab] was a talented artist who met
Nawal [Negat Ali] while he was working on his Uncle Desouqi's farm.
They fell in love. He was transferred to Cairo to work as a music
teacher and they exchanged letters while he lived at the home of Uncle
Desouqi [Abdel Waress Assar]. He told his friend Helmy [Soleiman
Naguib], who was traveling to the farm to see her, everything that had
happened between him and Nawal. Uncle Desouqi died and left 20
feddans of land. Mohammad went to the farm to marry Nawal and was
surprised to find that Helmy had proposed to her. Nawal refused
Mohammad, married Helmy and went to Paris with him. Mohammad became a
famous musician while things got worse for Helmy because he was a
gambler, and he died in an accident. Nawal tried to go back to
Mohammad but he refused her and she decided to drown herself.
Mohammad had a change of heart and sang to Nawal the song "O You Who
Are Sleeping beneath the Ground."
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