Samia Gamal (1954) سامية جمال‎

Samia Gamal dances in another scene from the 1954 drama ‘Al Wahsh’ (The Beast or The Monster الوحش ). This scene was filmed outdoors using many of the local inhabitants as extras and the music has been dubbed in later. The film also starred Anwar Wajdi and Mahmoud al Meliji who’s the man shown sitting on the bench drinking tea.

Samia Gamal (1954) سامية جمال drum solo

Samia Gamal rarely performed a drum solo in her films but here’s one 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, a police officer sent to put an end to The Beast’s tyranny, is played by Anwar Wagdi.  Trivia: Suleiman al Gendi plays the part of the police officer’s young son, who’s been kidnapped and is sitting on the ground next to Omar al Gizawy. Al Gendi reappears 9 years later playing Sami in the 1963 film ‘Umm al Aroosa’ which starred Tahiya Karioka.

Samia Gamal (1954) سامية جمال

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 (1954) سامية جمال

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.