Nagwa Fouad (1970) فؤاد نجوى

This scene is from the 1970 Egyptian comedy ‘Ferket al Mara’ (فرقة المرح literally ‘Fun Band’). The main dancer is of course Nagwa Fouad.  Tthe other dancer is actress Shams al Baroudi and the singer is Mohamed Roushdi. The film also starred Tawfik al Deqn. The four sailors sitting at the table are Georges Sidhom (he drops off to sleep), Samir Ghanem, El Deif Ahmed and Ashraf Abdelghafour. Three of them, Sidhom, Ghanem and Ahmed, collectively formed Thulathi adwa’ al Masrah (the Theatre Lights Trio) appearing together in many films, plays and Ramadan tv series until El Deif Ahmed’s death in 1970 at the age of 33. Sidhom and Ghanem continued as a duo until 1982 when Sidhom retired due to ill health. Samir Ghanem has subsequently gone on to have a successful film career.
Trivia: This isn’t the entire clip unfortunately. There’s more of Nagwa dancing at the beginning but I wasn’t quick enough to switch on the ‘record’ button. There’s also at least one more performance by Nagwa in the film, also with Mohamed Rousdhi, but I’ll have to wait until the movie’s shown again.

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