Samia Gamal dances in a scene from the December 1951 Egyptian film ‘Al Khad al Gamil’ (The Beauty’s Cheek خد الجميل). The singer with her is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.
‘Al Khad al Gamil’ was released in December 1951 and starred Samia Gamal and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (of course) along with Zomoroda (her name means ‘Emerald’), comedian/singer Mahmoud Shekuku, Mary Munib, Omar al Gizawy and Suad Mekawi.
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 performs in a scene from the 1954 drama ‘Al Wahsh’ (The Monster/The Beast الوحش). In this film she plays the dancer girlfriend of a thug who terrorises a small town in rural Egypt. He’s The Beast of the title and is played by Mahmoud al Meligi at his most sinister. The hero of the film is a police officer who’s sent to put an end to The Beast’s tyranny played by Anwar Wagdi.
Samia Gamal performs in a further scene from the 1954 drama ‘Al Wahsh’ (The Monster/The Beast الوحش). In this film she plays the bellydancer girlfriend of a thug who terrorises a small town in rural Egypt. He’s ‘The Beast’ of the title and is played by Mahmoud al Meligi at his most sinister. The hero of the film, a police officer sent to put an end to The Beast’s tyranny, is played by Anwar Wagdi.
Samia Gamal dancing at an engagement party in a scene from the 1944 film ‘Meen al Gani?’ (Who’s the Criminal? من الجانى) The film starred Amina Risk, Abbas Fares, Mary Munib and Anwar Wajdi. The man in the light coloured suit on the right hand side of the screen, slightly the worse for wear, is a very young Ismail Yassin.
The bedlah Samia’s wearing is a similar design to that worn by Hager Hamdi in the 1946 film ‘The Unknown Singer’. The clip of HH is also on this site if you’d like to compare costumes.