This is Taheya Karioka in a wedding scene from the 1942 Egyptian film “Dreams of Youth” (أحلام الشباب Ahlam al Shabab). She plays the part of Bahia, a dancer who tries but fails to make Farid al Atrache fall in love with her, In this scene she’s hired unknowingly to dance at the wedding of Farid and Elham played by Madiha Yousri. Everything goes along fine until Taheya realises who the groom is. The bride’s aunt is played by the wonderful Marie Munib who’s on the left of screen with the feather in her hair.
This is dancer Nagwa Fouad and singer Ahmed Adaweya performing in a wedding scene from the 1982 Egyptian film “El Salakhana” (The Slaughter House السلخانة ). The movie starred Adel Adham, Mohamed Reda (the actor not the dancer) and Madiha Kamel. The bride and groom in this scene are played by Samir Sabri and Leila Hamada.
The zeffa (wedding procession) from the 1948 Egyptian film ‘Talaq Suad Hanem’ (Madame Suad’s Divorce طلاق سعاد هانم). The singer in this scene is Mahmoud Ibrahim Ismail Moussa, better known as Shekuku and he’s pushing the groom (Anwar Wagdy) who’s in a wheelchair (its a long story LOL).
Trivia: Also appearing in this film was Farid Shawki as just a supporting actor. He went on to become a cinema superstar in Egypt.
Fifi Abdu dances in a wedding scene from the 1993 film ‘Al Tha’aleb’ (The Foxes) which starred Mahmoud Hamidah, Hatem Zulfikar and Kamal al Shinnawi . The first part of the scene is a wedding zeffa with an uncredited dancer. Fifi follows and its all very meaningful as she wears red and dances to the song ‘Ala Nar’ which means ‘I’m on fire’.
A zaffa (wedding procession) from the 1948 film ‘Talaq Soad Hanem’ (Madame Soad’s Divorce طلاق سعاد هانم). The film starred Anwar Wagdi (in the wheelchair), Aqila Ratib (the bride), Bechara Wakim, a young Farid Shawki and comedian Shekoukou who is the singer in this scene.
Well there’s something for everyone in this scene from the 2001 Egyptian comedy “El Selem We Al Tho’ban” (Snakes and Ladders السلم و الثعبان). There’s dancing, tanoura, a pantomime dancing horse, guns, canes, singing, music and lots of fun, what more could we ask for?