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Widad (1936) with Umm Kulthum

"Widad" was Umm Kulthum's first cinema movie.

1936: "Widad" (130 mins) Directed by Ahmad Badr Khan, Fritz Kramp and Jamal Madkur (Studio Misr) Release date: February 10, 1936. IMDb listing

Main players: Ahmed Allam plays Baher, Om Koultoum plays Wedad

"Wedad is a romantic tale set to the background of the Arabian Nights about a merchant who has to sell the slave he is in love with when he loses all his money. A highly enjoyable musical classic starring the Diva of the Arab World Oum Kalthoum in her first acting role." credit

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