Nagwa Fouad (1968) نجوى فؤاد‎

Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad dances through the opening credits of the 1968 movie ‘Ibn al Hitta’ (Local Boy). The star of the film, Farid Shawki, is leaning on the bar watching her. Nagwa Fouad plays the dancer girlfriend of Farid who is a famous movie star. He’s killed in a car crash and his place is taken by Ashour the local bike repair man. Both the film star and Ashour are played by Farid Shawki the only difference being that the film star has a moustache and his doppleganger Ashour doesn’t. Ashour’s family, including his fiancée (Zahraat al Ola) and his blind, widowed mother are told that it was him, not the film star, who’d died in the fiery inferno and they go into mourning.
Life as a famous movie actor turns out not to be easy for Ashour. He finds that he isn’t comfortable in the world of film stars and he’s happy having supper on his apartment landing with the local boys. Also he’s fighting off Nagwa Fouad! To complicate things further, his fiancée (who thinks he’s dead) gets a job on the movie set as an extra. Anyway, long story short, there’s a happy ending.

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