Assaya by the Sea

A dance scene from an Egyptian movie set in Alexandria. Any thoughts on the ID of the dancer? its not Mona Said though the style is reminiscent.

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Nazik (1959) نازك

This is Lebanese born singer Nazik (1929-1999) performing the theme song from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Kul daqa fi qalbi’ (Every beat of my heart كل دقة فى قلبى) which starred Samia Gamal and Mohamed Fawzi. No dancing in this clip, just beautiful music and a golden voice.
Some of the lyrics are:
“Kul daqa fi qalbi bitsallem a’leik,
Ya wahishni min zaman fein noor e’inaik,
Every beat of my heart greets you (says hello to you),
I miss you, its been a while,
(I’m) missing the light of your eyes.”

Wafaa Amar (1995)

This is actress Wafaa Amar who’s dancing as part of her role in the 1995 Egyptian film ‘Samt al Kherfan’ (Silence of Sheep صمت الخرفان  Though some have translated the title as ‘Silence of the Lambs’, the word ‘lambs’ doesn’t have the same connotation in English as blindly following as the word ‘sheep’.)  The film starred Ahmed Adam and Hanan Shawky.  Thank you to Bella for the input, much appreciated.

Farid al Atrash: ‘Noura’

The famous song ‘Noura ya Noura’ from the 1953 film ‘Lahn Hobbi’ (Song of my Love لحن حبى ) and sung by Farid al Atrash. The dancer seems to be uncredited. The film tells the story of Ali (Farid), a struggling singer and his rise to fame. He falls in love with a singer in a nightclub played by Sabah. Her mother is having an affair with the nightclub owner, her husband suspects and to save her mother, Sabah’s character claims she is the one having the affair.

Fifi Abdu (1999) فيفى عبده‎

Two clips of Fifi Abdu from a 1999 film ‘Zane’t El Setat’ (زنقة الستات ) which also starred Ezzat Abou Ouf, Sami al Adl and Majid al Masri. The film’s title ‘Zane’t el Setat’ (which is also spelt Zanket El Setat and Zanqit al sitat) is the name of an old market in Alexandria and the name means ‘the women’s market’. The film is the story of Fifi Abdu’s character Fawakeh who wants revenge on the men involved in the death of her sister.

Fifi Abdu (1999) فيفي عبده

From a 1999 film which starred Fifi Abdu and doctor turned actor Ezzat Abou Ouf. The title ‘Zane’t el Setat’ (Women’s Market) is the name of a souq in the old area of Alexandria, Egypt. The film is the story of Fifi Abdu’s character Fawakeh who wants revenge on the men involved in the death of her sister. The singer with Fifi is Shafik Galal.