Taheya Karioka (1951) كاريوكا تحية

Taheya Karioka is the dancer in this scene from the Egyptian film “Hamati Kombola Zorria” (My Mother-in-Law is an Atomic Bomb حماتى قنبلة ذرية ) which was released in October 1951 (or in 1952 on other sites). She starred in the film along with legendary Egyptian comedienne Marie Munib who’s the mother-in-law of the film’s title. Also starring were Shadia, Wedad Hamdi and Ismail Yassin who’s the man wearing the sombrero at the start of the clip.

Aziza Zemblek (1951) عزيزة زمبلك

The first dancer in this clip is actor/singer Omar al Gizawy. He’s joined by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz while Omar al Gizawy plays the rebaba. Finally they’re joined by Aziza Zemblek. The scene’s from the 1951 Egyptian film (or 1952 depending on which website you look at) titled ‘The Beauty’s Cheek’ (Al Khad al Gamal خد الجميل ). Aziza Zemblek’s surname is spelt several different ways in English ie Zamblek, Zambalek, Zambalek etc
The film starred Samia Gamal, Mary Munib, Zomoroda, Hasan Fayak, Shekuku and Suad Mekkawi.
Trivia: Aziza Zemblek also appeared in ‘The Falcon’ (Al Saqr الصقر ) a Samia Gamal film from 1950.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

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.

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 (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.

Kouka (1951) كوكا

The dancer in this scene is actress Kouka from the 1951 film ‘Wahiba, Malikat al Ghagar’ (Wahiba, Queen of the Gypsies). Dancers will note the skirt style. The male singer is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz. The film starred Saad Abdel Wahab who was the nephew of composer Mohamed Abdul Wahab. Also starring was Shekoukou.
If you’d like to know more about Kouka there’s an article on the Movie Musical World website that details her career and her connection with US actor and singer Paul Robeson. You can find the article at http://movie-musical-world.blogspot.com/2011/07/kouka-la-sultane-du-desert.html The article is in French but there’s a translation available.
Trivia: Kouka also starred in a film a few years later which was titled ‘Queen of the Desert’. The two films are often confused.