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Fatmah (1947) with Umm Kulthum


1947: "Fatmah" Directed by Ahmad Badr Khan, screenplay Mustafa Amin  (Studio Misr) Release date: October 15, 1947. IMDB listing.


Cast: Om Koultoum as Fatma, Suleiman Naguib, Zuzu Shakeeb as Mirvat, Saneya Shawky as Belly dancer and Anwar Wagdi as Fat-hi

"Fatma, a poor nurse struggling to survive, lives in Old Cairo near the "Princes' Quarters" and falls in love with Fathi, a young man from the upper class. Society and traditions of the time do not allow for such a pairing so the couple face major obstacles if they want to be together. The film features nine (9) of Oum Kalthoum's most famous songs with lyrics by Beiram El Tounsi and Ahmad Rami and music by Zakariya Ahmad, Riad El Soumbati, and Mohammad El Qasabji." credit


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