Syrian dancers (1982)

This scene is from the 1982 Syrian film ‘Ghawar’s Empire’ (Impratoriyat Ghawwar امبراطورية غوار) which starred Syrian comedians Duraid Lahham and Naji Jaber (1940-2009).

Nahed Yousry (1971) ناهد يسري

Egyptian actress Nahed Yousry (ناهد يسري) dances in a scene from the 1971 Syrian movie ‘Wahid za’ed Wahid’ (One Plus One واحد + واحد). Nahed Yousry (not to be confused with Nahed Sherif) is often remembered for her ‘racy’ film roles in the early 1970s when she was based in Beirut. In 1974 she was involved in an incident, I understand it was an automobile crash, and she retired from screen acting for many years as a result. She returned eventually but retired from acting in 1990.
This film starred Suhair al Morshidi, Talan Hamdi (1941-2012) and Syrian actor/comedian Duraid Lahham.

The Great Unknown (1975)

Three uncredited dancers in a scene from the 1975 Lebanese/Syrian film ‘The Great Review’ (‘Al Esterad al Kabir’ الاستعراض الكبير ).  The film starred Lebanese singers Wadi al Safi and Samira Tawfik along with Syrian actors/comedians Yassin Bakosh and Naji Jaber who were both well known for their collaborations with Duraid Lahham.
Yassin Bakosh was killed by an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) in Damascus in February 2013.

Pot dance (1980)

Here’s an interesting one from the Syrian film, ‘Indama Taghib al Zawjat’ (When Wives are Awayعندما تغيب الزوجات).  There are several different release dates for the film but Lahham’s own website says 1980.  The troupe of dancers are performing an Egyptian/Reda style pot dance and the music is Egyptian. The film stars Syrian actors Duraid Lahham and Nihad Qali as Ghawwar and Husni, two characters they repeated in several films.  The movie tells the story of Ghawwar and Husni  who are two security guards at a museum.  While their wives are away, they are targeted by two attractive women who try to seduce them.  Ghawwar and Husni are unaware that the women are part of a gang of thieves who want to gain access to the museum to steal a valuable statue. Liz Sarkissian is the glamorous blonde in the red dress, she’s a Lebanese/Armenian actress who was known as ‘Eman’ when she worked in Egyptian films.