Katy كيتي (1953)

Golden era dancer Katy in a quick scene from the 1953 film “Ibn Zawat/Ibn Thawat” ).  In this film Egyptian comedian Ismail Yassin plays a wealthy young man living the high life in Cairo whose uncle decides that the young man should marry.  The uncle chooses a suitable girl to be the young man’s bride. When the uncle asks the girl to marry his nephew she tells him she can’t because she’s already in love but that her father refuses to let her marry the man she loves. Eventually the uncle finds out that the man in question is his own nephew. The girl’s father relents, the couple marry and everyone lives happily ever after.
Trivia: The term ‘ibn zawat’ is sometimes used in Egypt almost as an insult, with the meaning of a person who is soft and cares only about outward appearances.

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