Scheherezade [shahrzad] (1946) - (Hussein Sedki) Egyptian film poster F, NM $175 *
Size: 23.75" x 35.25"
Condition: Folded Near Mint
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This is an original year printing of a 23.75" x 35.25" Egyptian poster
by an unknown designer printed by Raghaeb printers to promote the 1946
Fouad El Jazairly 100-minute black-and-white film Scheherezade
[shahrzad] starring Hussein Sedki based on a screenplay by Fouad El
Jazairly with cinematography by Mohamed Abdel Aziz. The film was
produced by Modern Egypt Films and distributed by Montakhebat Behna.
Plot Summary: The young sultan Shahriar announced his desire to marry,
then chose a bride who betrayed him. This transformed his attitude
towards women. He declared women were only good for enjoyment and did
not deserve wealth. He then declared he would marry a virgin every
night, then kill her at dawn after he had enjoyed her. After his
swordsman had killed many of them he chose a minister's daughter named
Scheherezade who had decided to save other girls from this oppressive
sultan. She told him a story that did not end by dawn so he did not
kill her, hoping the story would end the next night. However when she
finished the story the next night he let her start another. This
continued for 1001 nights. She was able to win Shahriar's heart and
save herself as well as all the other women in the kingdom. This made
her an immortal legend.
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