Hind Rostom (1929-2011) dances in a scene from the 1957 film ‘Inta Habibi’ (You’re my Love انت حبيبي ). The film starred Farid al Atrache who’s the singer, Shadia, Abdel Salam Al Naboulsi and Zeinat Sedki. Directed by Youssef Chahine, the film tells the story of Farid and Yasmina, played by Farid el Atrach and Shadia. They can’t stand each other but are being forced by their respective families to marry though unbeknowst to their families Farid is singing in a nightclub and having an affair with a belly dancer (Rostom) while Yasmina is busy having an affair with another man. Farid and Yasmina decide to co-operate and pretend to like each other so their families will leave them alone but in the end they fall in love.
Samia Gamal dances in another scene from the 1947 film ‘Habib Al Omr’ (Love of My Life حبيب العمر) which starred Farid al Atrash, Hassan Fayek, Lola Sedky and Ismail Yassin.
Samia Gamal performing in a couple of scenes from the 1947 film, ‘Habib al Omr’ (Love of my Life حبيب العمر) which starred Farid al Atrash, Lola Sedky, Hassan Fayek and Ismail Yassin.
This is Farid al Atrache in a scene from his final movie, ‘Nagham Fi Hayati’ (Songs of My Life نغم في حياتي). The film was released in December 1975 and he starred in it along with Mervat Amin and Hussein Fahmy. Farid al Atrache died in Beirut, Lebanon in October 1975.
Trivia: Farid al Atrache’s sister was Asmahan (Amal al Atrache) who possessed the most divine singing voice and was considered to be one of the few singers who could compete with Umm Kalthum. Sadly Asmahan died in suspicious circumstances in Mansoura (about 100kms from Cairo) in 1944.