Count of Monte Cristo, The [amir al-intiqam] (1951) - (Anwar Wagdi) six-sheet 5' x 10.5' Egyptian billboard film poster F, NM $2500 *

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional poster for the 1951 Henry Barakat film The Count of Monte Cristo starring Anwar Wagdi.

Size: 67" x 128" (each sheet is 33.5" x 43")

Condition: Folded Near Mint

Price: $2500

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Pictured here is a five-foot by ten-foot six-sheet Egyptian billboard poster designed by Abdel Rahman to promote the 1951 161-minute Henry Barakat black-and-white film The Count of Monte Cristo [amir al-enteqam] based on the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas with screenplay and adaptation by Henry Barakat, dialogue by Youssef Gohar and Youssef Esa and cinematograpny by Giulio De Luca. Plot summary: Hassan Al-Helali [Anwar Wagdi] was a noble sailor who was captured on his wedding night in a plot by his four enemies [Farid Shawqi, Seraj Munir, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Hussein Riad] and thrown into prison without trial or accusation; he remained in prison for many years. In prison he met an old man named Sheikh Galal who had been there for nine years; Sheikh Galal told Hassan where a treasure was hidden and then died. Hassan escaped from prison and found the treasure. He then began planning his revenge against the people who put him in prison. He fell in love with a dancer named Zomorouda [Samia Gamal] who helped him get his revenge and then married him.

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