Hamido (1953) - (Farid Shawqi) Egyptian film program NM $200 *

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional program for the 1953 Niazi Mostafa film Hamido starring Farid Shawqi as Hamido.

Size: 7.75" x 5.5" folder with eight unbound pages

Price: $200

Condition: Near Mint

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This is a an Egyptian program folder with eight unbound collage sheets from the 1953 Niazi Mostafa film Hamido based on a story by Farid Shawqi with screenplay by El Sayed Bedeir and Niazi Mostafi, dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir, cinematography by Wahid Farid and starring Farid Shawqi as Hamido. This was quite a popular film in Egypt and original posters and other memorabilia for it are quite rare. Plot summary: Hamido was a fisherman near Alexandria who was trying to get ahead by dealing in narcotics, the shortest route to wealth. He joined a narcotics gang and courted a girl named Sa'dia [Hoda Soltan] who was working for his mother. She trusted him and fell in love with him, but then he raped her and started avoiding her. He regretted his promise to marry her because he had taken up with Fawzia [Taheya Cariocca] the girlfriend of the leader of his gang [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] and taken over leadership of the gang. When his mother realized Sa'dia was pregnant she threw her out of the house, but then Sa'dia told the mother the truth about her son's narcotics dealing. Hamido overheard this angry denunciation; he took Sa'dia out on a boat ride in the sea so he could drown her with her shame and be done with her. However she was later rescued by a nearby fishing boat. A police agent disguised himself, infiltrated Hamido's narcotics gang and arrested them, but Hamido himself fled and was killed before he could be arrested.

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