Dancers and singer (1946)

The setting is a wedding in a scene from the 1946 Egyptian film ‘Al mughani al maghool’ (The Unknown Singer المغني المجهول).  The film starred Mohammed Al Kahlawi as Mohamed the unknown singer of the title. Also starring were Amira Amir, Hassan Fayek and Shekuku.

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The Great Unknown (1960)

Any IDs for this bellydancer please? Suggestions so far have included “Zeinat Olwi wearing a wig”.  The scene is from the 1960 Egyptian film ‘Three Men and a Woman’ (Thalath (Talata) Regal wa Imra’a  ثلاثة رجال وإمرأة).  The film starred Lebanese diva Sabah along with Kamal al Shinnawi, Souad Hosni, Ahmed Farag and Abdel Salem al Nabulsi.

Zizi Mustafa (1983) زيزى مصطفى

Zizi Mustafa dances in a scene from the 1983 Egyptian comedy film ‘Massoud Saeed Leh?’ (Why’s Massoud Happy? مسعود سعيد ليه). The singer is Fatma Eid (فاطمة عيد). The film starred Wahed Seif, Said Saleh and Essad Younes and tells the story of Massoud a poor man who finds a large sum of money in a bag, returns it and is rewarded. The owner of the money is murdered and the money is stolen. Massoud was the last person seen with the victim etc but it all ends happily.

Hager Hamdi (1946) هاجر حمدي

This is bellydancer Hagar Hamdi dancing in a scene from the 1946 Egyptian film ‘Al mughani al maghool’ (The Unknown Singer المغني المجهول) which starred Mohammed Al Kahlawi, Shekuku, Hassan Fayak and Aziza Amir.
Many thanks to Osama Salem for the ID.

Katy كيتي

Katy (her name is also spelt in English as Kitty, Keti and Katie) was born in 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt to a Greek father and Egyptian mother. The male singer who is playing the part of the magician is Mahmoud Shekuku who was usually known by just his family name. Can anyone ID the movie please?
Katy returned to live in Athens in 1965 following a scandal in Egypt which involved her affair with a man named Refaat al Gammal who proved to be an Israeli double agent.
Trivia: Refaat al Gammal loved acting and appeared in small roles in several Egyptian movies.