The Great Unknown (1941)

An uncredited bellydancer performing with Mohamed Taha in a scene from the 1941 Egyptian film ‘Si Omar’ (Mr Omar سي عمر). The film starred Naguib el Rehani in the title role(s) of Gaber Afandi and his absent employer Omar al Alfi. Also starring were Seraj Munir, Stefan Rosti, Zuzu Shakib and Mary Munib.
This is a film adaptation of el Rehani’s 1938 stage play ‘Law Kont Heleiwa’ (If I was Handsome).

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Taheya Karioka (1941) كاريوكا‎ تحية

What a show stopper! Taheya Karioka dances in a scene from the 1941 film ‘Leila, bint al Rif’ (‘Leila, country girl’ or ‘Leila, daughter of the countryside’ ليلى بنت الريف). The film was directed by the legendary Togo Mizrahi and starred Leila Mourad, Anwar Wajdi and Yousef Wehbi (the man with the rose).