We Live Once [al-omr wahed] (1954) - (Ismail Yasseen) original Egyptian film poster F, NM $250 *
Size: 23.5" x 35"
Condition: Folded Near Mint
Pictured here is a 23.5" x 35" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan
Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1954 Ihsan Ferghal film We Live Once
[al-omr wahd] starring Ismail Yassine based on story and
dialogue by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary with cinematography by Mostafa Hassan.
Plot summary: The owner of a company lusted after his secretary and
wanted to seduce her, but the secretary loved an engineer in the
company named Nafe [Ismail Yasseen]. The secretary married him and the
director [Abdel Fatah Al Kasri] fired them both. In the face of the
unemployment problems the engineer decided to go to Brazil where his
twin brother [also Ismail Yasseen] lived. He boarded an aircraft that
crashed and killed all the passengers and the wife and the brother
took the insurance money, which put them on a better social level.
However Nafe soon appeared; the two had many problems hiding him and
Nafe wore many disguises. He saw with his own eyes how men lusted
after his wife in his absence. Nafe's ruse was discovered, the police
arrested him and the company demanded the money. Nafe's brother
arrived from Brazil and paid the insurance money, ending the problems
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