WA ISLAMAH


Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 




United Arab Republic , 97 min

Shown in 1961

CREDITS

dir
Andrew Marton, Enrico Bomba
prod
Enrico Bomba, Ramses Naguib
scr
Robert Andrews, Enrico Bomba
cam
Marcello Masciocchi
editor
Enzo Alabiso
cast
Lobna Abdel Aziz, Taheya Cariocca, Ahmed Mazhar, Imad Hamdi, Hussein Riad

OTHER

prod co
Compania Cinematografica Italiana; Misr Co.
source
Ramses Naguib and Misr Society

COMMENTS

Ramses Naguib in person.

Wa Islamah marks the United Arab Republic's first entry in the San Francisco International Film Festival. The color film, depicting the defense of Egypt against the Tatar invasion, comes from a still young though very promising film industry. The rousing production is full of the pageantry, luxury, intrigue, and brutality of the ancient Egyptian kingdom and the Tatar invaders. Direction is by the American, Andrew Marton, an old hand at effective spectaculars. He has to his credit the famous chariot race sequence in Ben-Hur. Lobna Abdel Aziz, who stars as Jihad, is a former exchange scholar.