Nagwa Fouad (1973) نجوى فؤاد‎

Nagwa Fouad is the dancer in this scene from the 1973 Egyptian comedy ‘Al Bahth a’n Fadiha’ (Searching for a Scandal عن فضيحة البحث ).  Directed by Niaza Mostafa, the film is an adaptation by Abu Saud Ebiary of ‘The Guide for the Married Man’ a US film that was released in 1967. The Egyptian version of the film tells the story of Magdi (Adel Imam) who moves to Cairo and tags along with his womaniser colleague Sami (Samir Sabri). While out one night with Sami, he meets Hanan (Mervat Amin) and asks for Sami’s advice. Sami’s advice proves to be 100% wrong.
Legendary Egyptian screen actor Yousef Wehbi gleefully plays Hanan’s intimidating father while Mimi Chakib plays her mother.

I’m told that this version where Nagwa wears purple is colourised. There is another version of the same scene which seems to have come from a dvd and, when she dances in this same scene, she’s wearing green. The movements of the extras in the audience are the same in both versions.

Nagwa Fouad (1961) فؤاد نجوى

This is dancer and actress Nagwa Fouad performing in the 1961 Egyptian drama ‘Lematha Aish’ (‘Why I’m Living’ لماذا أعيش) which starred Shokry Sarhan, Suad Hosni and Mohsen Sarhan. The singer in this clip is Hosni Sherif.

Nagwa Fouad (1961) فؤاد نجوى

Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad in another scene from the 1961 comedy film ‘Zawj bil ijar’ (‘Husband for Rent’ or ‘Husband by Proxy’ زوج بالإيجار ). The film starred comedian Ismail Yassin as a wealthy businessman named Murad who is facing bankruptcy. He also plays Murad’s lookalike named Filfil. The film also starred Zahrat al Ola, Wedad Hamdi and Hassan Fayek.

Nagwa Fouad (1958) فؤاد نجوى

Nagwa Fouad dances in a scene from the 1958 Egyptian film ‘Touha’ (توحة) which starred Hind Rostom in the title role. Hind Rostom is the blonde lady who enters the bar wearing a melaya. Also starring were Zahrat al Ola, Ahmed Saeed and Mohsen Sarhan. The male dancer at the beginning of the clip is pretty good too isn’t he?