This is Egyptian dancer Nabaweya Mustafa performing in a scene from the 1949 Egyptian film ‘Eweaa al Mahfaza’ (اوعى المحفظة known in English as ‘Watch Out For Your Wallet’). The singers in this scene are Suad Mekkawi and Mahmoud Shekuku and the woman in the fur coat is Lola Sedky. The movie starred Mahmoud Ismail (who also directed), Hassan Fayek and Taheya Karioka.
The dancer in this clip is Egyptian born Nabaweya Mustafa (نبوية مصطفى). Her performance in this scene includes the splits, some floorwork as well as her usual dynamic hipwork. The scene is from a 1948 Egyptian movie titled ‘Nargis’ (نرجس Nargis is a girl’s name meaning in English ‘Narcissus’ which is a flower) starring Nour al Hoda, Mohamed Fawzy, Fardous Mohamed, Ali al Kassar and Ismail Yassin.
Nabaweya Moustafa performs in a scene from the 1948 Egyptian film ‘Talaq Suad Hanem’ (Madame Suad’s Divorce طلاق سعاد هانم) which starred Anwar Wagdy, Aqila Ratib, Mohamed Kamel and Bechara Wakim. The singer in this scene is Mahmoud Ibrahim Ismail Moussa, better known as Shekuku.
Trivia: Also appearing in this film was Farid Shawki as just a supporting actor. He went on to become a cinema superstar in Egypt.
Nabaweya Mustafa dances in the 1942 Egyptian film ‘Aida’ which starred Umm Kulthum, Abbas Fares, Emad Hamdy and Aziza Badr. The movie was a failure at the box office and may have contributed to the split between Umm Kulthum and her long time composer Mohammad el Qasabgi.
This is Egyptian bellydancer Nabaweya Moustafa in a dance scene from the 1952 film ‘Khadra wa Sindibad’ (خضرة والسندباد القبلى) which starred Kamal al Shinnawi, Mahmoud al Meligi, Hassan Fayak and Doria Ahmed. The scene is set in a cotton field and the male singer with the fake moustache is Omar El Gizawy.
Trivia: (1) Doria Ahmed is the mother of actress Soheir Ramzy.
(2) The film was originally titled ‘Khadra wa Sindibad el khebli’ (Khadra and Sindibad the Southerner).