This performance by Katy (aka Keti, Kitty Katie) is from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Ismail Yassin’s Ghost’ (عفريتة إسماعيل يس). Katy plays a nightclub dancer who is murdered by the evil henchman (Farid Shawki) of a nightclub owner (Seraj Mounir ). She then reappears as the ghost of the title and haunts her co-worker at the nightclub (Ismail Yassin) insisting that he find those responsible for her death. Unfortunately she doesn’t know ‘whodunnit’ as she was asleep at the time! Also starring were Mary Munib, Ferdous Mohamed and Zeinat Sedki. You can see several other clips from this movie featuring a performance by Fifi Salama and more clips of Katy on this channel.
The dancer in this clip is Fifi Salama who danced in a dozen or so movies between 1954 and 1960. This performance is from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Ismail Yassin’s Ghost’ (عفريتة إسماعيل يس) and seems to have been her first foray into movies. The film starred Ismail Yassin, Katy (as the Kitty the dancer and later as the ghost of the title), Farid Shawki, Mary Munib and Seraj Mounir.
The groom is played here by Abdelmonem Ismail (1907-1970) and the bride is played by Zeinat Sedki (1913-1978). Mary Munib and Mohamed Kamal el Masri are the couple on the bride’s right and who are sitting at the front in the second part of the clip.
Trivia: The bride’s name is Zalabia which is the Arabic word for a type of fried circular pastry much liked for breakfast. Zalabia is sometimes made like dumplings, sometimes they’re piped into different shapes. Mouth watering!