Nagwa Fouad is the dancer in this scene from the 1973 Egyptian comedy ‘Al Bahth a’n Fadiha’ (Searching for a Scandal عن فضيحة البحث ). Directed by Niaza Mostafa, the film is an adaptation by Abu Saud Ebiary of ‘The Guide for the Married Man’ a US film that was released in 1967. The Egyptian version of the film tells the story of Magdi (Adel Imam) who moves to Cairo and tags along with his womaniser colleague Sami (Samir Sabri). While out one night with Sami, he meets Hanan (Mervat Amin) and asks for Sami’s advice. Sami’s advice proves to be 100% wrong.
Legendary Egyptian screen actor Yousef Wehbi gleefully plays Hanan’s intimidating father while Mimi Chakib plays her mother.
I’m told that this version where Nagwa wears purple is colourised. There is another version of the same scene which seems to have come from a dvd and, when she dances in this same scene, she’s wearing green. The movements of the extras in the audience are the same in both versions.
This is dancer and actress Nagwa Fouad performing in the 1961 Egyptian drama ‘Lematha Aish’ (‘Why I’m Living’ لماذا أعيش) which starred Shokry Sarhan, Suad Hosni and Mohsen Sarhan. The singer in this clip is Hosni Sherif.
This is Hoda Shams El Din – aka Houda Shams El Den aka Hoda Shems Eldin aka Hoda Shamseddine – performing in a scene from the 1955 Egyptian film ‘Kabtan Misr’ (‘The Captain of Egypt’ or ‘Captain Egypt’ كابتن مصر ). The film centres around Boushkash (بوشكاش) played by Egyptian comedian Ismail Yassin, who joins a football team. The couple dancing with the jug on their heads are the film’s stars Ismail Yassin and Zeinat Sedki. Also starring were Mary Munib and Mahmoud el Meliji. The male singer in this scene is Mohamed el Kahlawy.
Taheya Karioka dances in another scene from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Beit al Ward’ (بياعة الورد ‘House of the Rose’ but usually titled ‘The Florist’). The film starred Samiha Ayoub as Ward (Rose) a florist who becomes involved in the turbulent relationship between Imtithal (Karioka) and Ezzat (Mohsen Sarhan).
This is Nadia Gamal dancing in a scene from the 1973 Syrian film ‘Mesk wa Anbar’ (Musk and Amber مسك وعنبر ). The film starred Syrian comedians Duraid Laham and Nihad Kalai along with Egyptian actors Nabila Obeid, Ahmed Ramzy and Mohamed Reda (the actor not the dancer).
Nabaweya Mustafa is the dancer in this scene from the 1947 Egyptian film ‘Ana albi dalili’ (My Heart is My Guide قلبي دليلي). The film starred Anwar Wajdi, the man in the overalls and Leila Mourad who’s the girl locked in the basement with the villain of the film, Stefan Rosti. The singer is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz aka Abdel Aziz Mahmoud (عبدالعزيز محمود).
Trivia 1: In the film there’s a scene set at a masked ball where three masked thieves (who are disguised as three masked thieves) mix with the guests. The thieves are played by well known Egyptian screen actors Abdelmonem Ismail and Abdel Hamid Zaki along with a very young Farid Shawki.
Trivia 2: The toothless guy who features in the clip is a member of the gang of kidnappers and is played by Riad al Kosabgy (رياض القصبجي).