Count of Monte Cristo, The [amir al-intiqam] (1951) - (Anwar Wagdi) six-sheet 5' x 10.5' Egyptian billboard film poster F, NM $2500 *
Size: 67" x 128" (each sheet is 33.5" x 43")
Condition: Folded Near Mint
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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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