Soheir Magdi (1960) سهير مجدى

This is Egyptian dancer Soheir Magdi performing in a nightclub scene from the 1964 Egyptian film ‘Lil Rigal Faqaat’ (For Men Only للرجال فقط). The film stars Nadia Lutfi and Su’ad Husni as female geologists who are denied employment because of their gender. They disguise themselves as men and get the jobs but end up falling in love with a pair of their co-workers. The film also starred Youssef Shabaan and Hasan Yousef.

Soheir Magdi (1964) سهير مجدى

The lovely Soheir Magdi dancing in a scene from the 1963 film ‘Aroos al Nil’ (Bride of the Nile عروس النيل) which starred Rushdi Abaza as Sami who’s an oil engineer, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim as his sidekick Fathi and Lubna Abdel Aziz as Hames, the ghostly reincarnation of the last Nile Bride.  Sami is employed to drill an oil well in the middle of the ruins in Luxor and is immediately beset by various problems manifested by Hames. Only Sami can see Hames so everyone around him thinks he’s going crazy. Eventually, though not unexpectedly, they fall in love (despite this wedding scene where Sami is marrying his boss’s daughter) and everything ends well, as it does in these movies.  Yes, unfortunately the clip is a bit dark, its not your computer 🙂
Background: The legend of the Bride of the Nile tells of an annual ceremony where a female virgin was thrown into the waters of the Nile to drown as a sacrificial offering to the river to bring on the flood season.

Soheir Magdi (1962) سهير مجدى

Soheir Magdi is the dancer in this scene from the 1962 Egyptian comedy ‘Kill Me Please’ (Iqtulni Min Fadlak اقتلني من فضلك ). The film tells the story of Mamdouh (Fouad al Mohandes) who’s told that he’s dying so he breaks up with his fiancée Amina (played by Shwaiker) and tries to kill himself.  However, during his suicide attempt he’s interrupted by a burgler.  Mamdouh hires the burgler to kill him at a time and place of the burglar’s choosing so Mamdouh will not expect it. Shortly afterwards Mamdouh finds out that the diagnosis was wrong, he’s not dying, so he has to find the burgler-hitman to stop the burgler killing him.