Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Same song, same movie as in one of the previous posts but this time the song ‘Dayman Maak’  is set in a stage show in this clip from the 1951 Egyptian romantic comedy ‘Taal salem’ (Say Hello تعال سلم).
Samia Gamal is the dancerand Farid al Atrache is the singer. Farid al Atrache plays Meshmesh, a poor singer who works as a waiter in a nightclub while waiting for his chance at the big time. Samia Gamal plays Sakra a famous bellydancer whose father (Abdel Fatah al Kassry) owns the nightclub where Meshmesh works. Meshmesh secretly loves Sakra but he knows he has no chance until, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he inherits a fortune. The film also starred Ismail Yassin, Zeinat Sedki and a very young Farid Shawki.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal with Mohamed Fawzy (the male singer) and Nazek (the female singer) in a scene from a 1959 film ‘Kull daqqa fi qalbi’ (Every beat of my heart كل دقة فى قلبى).  The song, which was composed by Mohamed Fawzy is titled ‘Albi elli enta naseeh’.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal dancing to the beautiful song ‘Habibi we’naya’ in a scene from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Kull daqqa fi qalbi’ (Every Beat of My Heart كل دقة فى قلبى). She plays Suhair a dancer who meets an up and coming singer named Fathi literally by accident in a car crash. The singer, played by Mohamed Fawzi, is bedridden as a result and in this scene he’s imagining Samia’s character dancing. Love blossoms between dancer and singer but Suhair has another admirer who dreams up a scheme to frame the singer for a crime he didn’t commit.
Mohamed Fawzi composed the music for the song and the lyrics were written by Mohamed Halawa.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal is the dancer in this clip from the 1951 Egyptian romantic comedy ‘Taal salem’ (Say Hello تعال سلم).
Farid al Atrache plays Meshmesh, a poor singer who works as a waiter in a nightclub while waiting for his chance at the big time. Samia Gamal plays Sakra a famous bellydancer whose father (Abdel Fatah al Kassry) owns the nightclub where Meshmesh works. Meshmesh secretly loves Sakra but he knows he has no chance until, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he inherits a fortune. The film also starred Ismail Yassin, Zeinat Sedki and a very young Farid Shawki.

Samia Gamal (1947) سامية جمال‎

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 (1947) سامية جمال‎

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.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal dances in a scene from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Al Rajol al Thani’ (The Second Man الرجل الثاني) which also starred Lebanese singer/actress Sabah, Salah Zulfikar and Rushdi Abaza. Its interesting to see Gamal, Sabah and Abaza in the same film. As you probably know, Egyptian actor Rushdi Abaza was married to Samia Gamal from 1958 to 1977 but he married Sabah in 1977 prior to the end of his marriage to Gamal. The Sabah-Abaza marriage lasted less than a week as, according to Sabah, he’d omitted to tell her that he was still legally married to Samia. Nobody really seems to know the truth. Did Sabah and Abaza had a mut’ah which is a legal though temporary marriage known over here as ‘The 5 Minute Marriage’? Or did he just like dancers? (He’d previously been married to Taheya Karioka.) Who knows.

Samia Gamal (1954) سامية جمال drum solo

Samia Gamal rarely performed a drum solo in her films but here’s one in a scene from the 1954 drama ‘Al Wahsh’ (The Monster/The Beast الوحش).  In this film she plays the dancer-girlfriend of a thug who terrorises a small town in rural Egypt. He’s The Beast of the title and is played by Mahmoud al Meligi at his most sinister.  The hero of the film, a police officer sent to put an end to The Beast’s tyranny, is played by Anwar Wagdi.  Trivia: Suleiman al Gendi plays the part of the police officer’s young son, who’s been kidnapped and is sitting on the ground next to Omar al Gizawy. Al Gendi reappears 9 years later playing Sami in the 1963 film ‘Umm al Aroosa’ which starred Tahiya Karioka.

Samia Gamal (1954) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal performs in a further scene from the 1954 drama ‘Al Wahsh’ (The Monster/The Beast الوحش). In this film she plays the bellydancer girlfriend of a thug who terrorises a small town in rural Egypt. He’s ‘The Beast’ of the title and is played by Mahmoud al Meligi at his most sinister. The hero of the film, a police officer sent to put an end to The Beast’s tyranny, is played by Anwar Wagdi.

Samia Gamal سامية جمال‎ (1954)

Samia Gamal dancing to ‘Ay ya Zein’ (Oh Beautiful) but with altered lyrics.  The scene’s from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Raqset Al Wada’a’ (The Last Dance) in which she starred in a dramatic role. Also starring were Hussein Riad, Emad Hamdy and Mahmoud el Meliji who plays a really bad ‘baddie’. Emad Hamdy is the actor shown at the end of this clip. In real life he was married to Shadia and later to actress/dancer Nadia al Jundi.