Nemat Mokhtar (1955) نعمت مختار

Nemat Mokhtar dances in a second scene from the 1955 comedy “Ismail Yassine Meets Raya and Sekina” (اسماعيل يس يقابل ريا وسكينة) starring comedian Ismail Yassine, Negma Ibrahim, Zouzou Hamdy el Hakim and Riad El Kasabgy. In this scene which is towards the end of the film,she’s drugged and is about to become one of their victims.
The film is based very loosely on actual events in Alexandria, Egypt in the early 20th century. Raya and Sekina were serial killers who, with their husbands’ Hasaballah and Abdel-Al, murdered at least 17 women for their jewellery and money.  If you’re interested in the background story, check out the English language archives of ‘Al Ahram’ Weekly
Trivia: the name of the newspaper, ‘Al Ahram’ means ‘the pyramids’ in Arabic.

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