Samia Gamal (1952) جمال‎ سامية

This is the ‘all singing all dancing’ grand finale from the 1952 Egyptian film ‘Ma takulshi la hada’ (Don’t Tell Anyone ماتقولش لحد) which starred Farid al Atrache, Samia Gamal and Lebanese born singer Nour al Hoda along with Stefan Rosti and Abdel Salam Al Nabulsi.
Movie trivia: Actor Abdel Salam al Nabulsi (1899-1968) was born in Lebanon but travelled to Cairo to attend university and while there he discovered acting.  His family back in Tripoli got wind of his change of direction and cut off financial support in the hope that this would get him back on the right track.  Thankfully, it didn’t.

Samia Gamal (1952) جمال‎ سامية

Samia Gamal dances in a scene from the 1952 film ‘Ma Takulshi La Hada’ (Don’t tell Anyone). The film also starred Lebanese born singer Nour Al Hoda.  The two men shown sitting at the table are Farid Al Atrache and Stefan Rosti.

Samia Gamal and Farid al Atrache (1952)

Egyptian bellydancer Samia Gamal performs in a scene from the 1952 film ‘Don’t Tell Anyone’ (Ma Takulshi la Hada ماتقولش لحد). The film starred Farid Al Atrache who is the male singer performing with her in this scene. The film also starred singer Nour Al Hoda, Stefan Rosti and Abdel Salam Al Nabulsi.

Samia Gamal (1950)

Samia Gamal dances and Souad Makawee sings in a 1950 film ‘Asmar wa gameel’ (Dark and Handsome أسمر وجميل). The man with the moustache is a well known Egyptian comedian of the time, Mahmoud Shekuku, who was usually known by just his surname. The film also starred Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, Marie Munib and Mohamed al Bakker.

The word ‘asmar’ means ‘brown’.

Samia Gamal (1953) جمال‎ سامية

Legendary Egyptian bellydancer Samia Gamal performs in a scene from the 1953 Egyptian drama ‘Ketar al Layl’ (The Night Train قطار الليل ) which also starred Emad Hamdi, Stefan Rosti and Seraj Mounir. Emad Hamdi is the man in the trenchcoat in this scene.
Movie trivia: The lead male actor, Emad Hamdi, was married to singer Shadia and later to actress/dancer Nadia al Jundi. He was a busy man as he was also married to bellydancer Houriya Mohamed at one time.  Maybe he liked trains too as, along with this film ‘The Night Train’, he also starred in ‘Sayyedet Al Ketar’ (The Lady of the Train) in 1952 and ‘Ketar Al Neel’ (The Nile Train) in 1953.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Same song, same movie as in one of the previous posts but this time the song ‘Dayman Maak’  is set in a stage show in this clip from the 1951 Egyptian romantic comedy ‘Taal salem’ (Say Hello تعال سلم).
Samia Gamal is the dancerand Farid al Atrache is the singer. Farid al Atrache plays Meshmesh, a poor singer who works as a waiter in a nightclub while waiting for his chance at the big time. Samia Gamal plays Sakra a famous bellydancer whose father (Abdel Fatah al Kassry) owns the nightclub where Meshmesh works. Meshmesh secretly loves Sakra but he knows he has no chance until, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he inherits a fortune. The film also starred Ismail Yassin, Zeinat Sedki and a very young Farid Shawki.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal with Mohamed Fawzy (the male singer) and Nazek (the female singer) in a scene from a 1959 film ‘Kull daqqa fi qalbi’ (Every beat of my heart كل دقة فى قلبى).  The song, which was composed by Mohamed Fawzy is titled ‘Albi elli enta naseeh’.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal dancing to the beautiful song ‘Habibi we’naya’ in a scene from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Kull daqqa fi qalbi’ (Every Beat of My Heart كل دقة فى قلبى). She plays Suhair a dancer who meets an up and coming singer named Fathi literally by accident in a car crash. The singer, played by Mohamed Fawzi, is bedridden as a result and in this scene he’s imagining Samia’s character dancing. Love blossoms between dancer and singer but Suhair has another admirer who dreams up a scheme to frame the singer for a crime he didn’t commit.
Mohamed Fawzi composed the music for the song and the lyrics were written by Mohamed Halawa.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal is the dancer in this clip from the 1951 Egyptian romantic comedy ‘Taal salem’ (Say Hello تعال سلم).
Farid al Atrache plays Meshmesh, a poor singer who works as a waiter in a nightclub while waiting for his chance at the big time. Samia Gamal plays Sakra a famous bellydancer whose father (Abdel Fatah al Kassry) owns the nightclub where Meshmesh works. Meshmesh secretly loves Sakra but he knows he has no chance until, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he inherits a fortune. The film also starred Ismail Yassin, Zeinat Sedki and a very young Farid Shawki.

Samia Gamal (1952) سامية جمال‎

Samia Gamal dancing in a scene from the 1952 film ‘Don’t Tell Anyone’ (Ma Takulshi La Hada ماتقولش لحد) which starred Farid Al Atrache, singer Nour Al Hoda, Stefan Rosti and Abdel Salam Al Nabulsi.
The title of the music is ‘Souk El Jawaree’ and its available as an MP3 download from an old recording ‘Arabesque’ (Classics of Bellydance).