Mahmoud Reda and Farida Fahmy (1970)

Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmy and the Reda Troupe dance in a scene from the 1970 film ‘Harami al Waraqa’ (The Lottery Thief حرامي الورقة ) which starred Adel Adham, Nagla Fathi, Shekuku, Abdel Menam Ibrahim and Zizi Mustafa (the actress not the dancer). The film tells the story of a young woman who buys a lottery ticket using numbers that have special meaning for her. She puts the ticket in her purse which is later stolen and she reports the theft and the special numbers she’d used. The thief sells the ticket in a nightclub to a young man who is unaware that the ticket has been stolen. When the ticket wins the lottery the young man arrives at the lottery office to collect his winnings only to be arrested. Long story short, the couple fall in love and live happily ever after.

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