Katkouta (1959) قطقوطة

Zills/sagat by Egyptian bellydancer Katkouta in a scene from the 1959 tear jerker ‘Al Mar’ah al Majhoula’ (The Unknown Woman) which starred Shadia, Kamal al Shinawi and Mahmoud Tho Al Fiqar (Zulfiqar) and tells the story of a woman who leaves her husband and young son. Over the years she becomes a nightclub singer, turns to drink and is eventually saved from prison by her son who, unknown to her, has become a lawyer.

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