These are the opening credits from the 1968 Egyptian film ‘Ibn al Hitta’ (‘Local Boy’ ابن الحتة) featuring Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad. In this film Nagwa Fouad plays the dancer girlfriend of Farid, a famous movie star. Farid is killed in a car crash and his place is taken by Ashour the local bike repair man. Both the film star and Ashour are played by Farid Shawki the only difference being that the film star has a moustache and his doppleganger Ashour doesn’t. Ashour’s family, including his fiancée (Zahraat al Ola) and his blind, widowed mother are told that it was Ashour, not Farid the film star, who’d died in the fiery inferno and they go into mourning.
Life as a famous movie actor is not easy for Ashour. He doesn’t fit in and finds that he isn’t comfortable in the world of film stars, being happy to spend his evenings having supper on his apartment landing with the local boys. Also he’s fighting off Nagwa Fouad! To complicate things further, his fiancée (who thinks he’s dead) gets a job on the movie set as an extra.
Anyway, long story short, there’s a happy ending.
Nagwa Fouad dances in a scene from the 1992 Egyptian film ‘The Dancer and the Devil’ (راقصة والشيطان Al Raqisa w’al Shaytan’). The film starred Hatem Zulfikar (also spelt Hatem Thu Al Faqqar ) and Amal Ibrahim.
This is Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad in a scene from the 1965 film ‘Al Moshagheboun’ (The Troublemakers/Hooligans المشاغبون) which starred Rushdi Abaza, Nelly, Mahmoud al Meliji and Tawfik al Deqn. The film tells the story of a huge sum of money that is stolen from an Egyptian criminal and the crime leader’s attempt to find those responsible.
Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad during a nightclub performance. In this part of her show she wears a red costume.
I’m not too sure about the bridal veil and burmudas combo some of the backup dancers are wearing though.
This is Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad and singer Hassan El Asmar (1959-2011) in a scene from the 1984 Egyptian film ‘Tabonat Hamza’ ( طابونة حمزة). The film also starred Younes Shalaby, Wahed Seif, Sayed Zayan and Essad Youniss.
Nagwa Fouad in a scene from the 1963 Egyptian film ‘El Majneen fi Naim’ (Madmen in Paradise المجانين فى نعيم). She enters wearing a melaya and as the scene progresses she even does The Twist. The film starred Rushdy Abaza who’s the man she dances with in this scene. Co-starring were Stefan Rosti, Zeinat Sedki, Mimi Shakeeb and Ismail Yassin.