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1.

Ayyām Wa-Layālī: Days and Nights

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This timeless musical romance is about Abdel Halim who falls in love with the beautiful Iman but problems arise when he takes the blame for an accident his brother caused.
DVD
2002; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fī Baytinā Rajul: A Man in Our House

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Set prior to the 1952 revolution, a member of an underground resistance group seeks refuge from the political police with a civil servant and his family.
DVD
2002; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Thartharah Fawqa Al-Nīl

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"A profound look at the decadence of the Egyptian society during the twilight of the Nasserist era"--Container.
DVD
2002; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Shahr ʻasal Baṣal: The Ruined Honeymoon

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Dramatic work about a man called "Ismāʻīl" who was loving his neighbor "Sāmiyah". He proposed to her but her mother "Sharbāt" refused this marriage. After a while the mother approved to marry Sāmiyah to Ismāʻīl. Ismāʻīl and Sāmiyah lived in Cairo. During the honeymoon, Ismāʻil's mother- in-law visited them and slept in the same bed. Ismāʻīl tried to find any solution to get rid of his mother-in-law. At the end the owner of the hotel where Ismāʻīl and Sāmiyah were living, He married Sharbāt. Ismāʻīl and Sāmiyah completed their honeymoon in peace and quiet.
DVD
2002; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fī Baytinā Rajul: A Man in Our House

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Set prior to the 1952 revolution, a member of an underground resistance group seeks refuge from the political police with a civil servant and his family.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Khallī Bālak Min Jīrānak

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A newlywed couple move into their new flat and discover an unwanted guest.
DVD
1979
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Al-ʻAdhāb Fawqa Shifāh Tabtasim

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Muṣṭafá (Maḥmūd Yāsīn) and ʻIṣām (Saʻīd Ṣāliḥ) are both in love with Shahīrah (Najwá Ibrāhīm). After a long relationship with ʻIṣām, Shahīrah decides to marry Muṣṭafá. Farīdah (Ṣafīyah al-ʻUmary) is the wife of the businessman Raʼūf (Ḥasan Muṣṭafá), a friend of Muṣṭafá who is always away on business trips. Shahīrah is certain that Farīdah and Muṣṭafá are having an affair. Will she deal with her husband with passion or wisdom, or will she be able to teach him a lesson and set things right?
DVD
2009; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Zuqāq Al-Madaq: Al Madak Alley

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A man searches for his missing fiancée in World War 2 Egypt.
DVD
1963
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Wakr Al-Maladhdhāt

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The story of a runaway girl and the man who takes her in to live with him and his mother.
DVD
1957
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Ismāʻīl Yāsīn Fī Riḥlah Ilá Al-Qamar: A Trip to the Moon

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"In his quest for success and fame, Esmaiel, a driver, tries to take some photographs of the inside of a German rocket undergoing trial, he accidentally launches it into space, taking with him the scientist who invented it and Ahmad Rushdi the meteorologist. When the three of them land on the moon they discover the existence of intelligent life form and that a devastating war has annihilated most of the inhabitants." -- Container.
DVD
1959
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Al-Hawā Mālūsh Dawā

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Laṭīf (Kamāl al-Shinnāwī) and his friend Khalaf (Ismāʻīl Yāsīn) just lost their jobs. They head to the racetrack in the hope of winning. Laṭīf meets Samārah (Shādiyah) who sings at a nightculb and they fall in love. This affair angers Bahjat (Fākhir Fākhir) the owner of the nightclub who in turn is in love with Samārah and wants to marry her but she refuses. Bahjat then plots to force Samārah to marry him. Laṭīf, on the other hand, cannot stand to watch his beloved marry another person.
DVD
2008; 1952
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Umm Ratībah: Om Ratiba

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Umm Ratībah and her younger brother Sulaymān are suffering from the tyranny of their elder brother ʻAbd al-Ṣabūr who is obsessed with witchcraft and exorcism and is against the marriage of Umm Ratībah's from their neighbor Sayyid. Befor his death he warns his two siblings that he will come back after his death to make sure that they follow his orders. Will they believe him and oppress themselves as he used to oppress them, or will they enjoy their freedom and take control of their lives?
DVD
1959
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Mawʻid Maʻa Al-Majhūl

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"A classic Egyptian film noire starring the brilliant Omar Sharif who is trying to find out the mysterious circumstances under which his brother was killed. This gem also features the fabulous belly dancer Samia Gamal and features some of her famous exotic dancing tableaux."--Container.
DVD
2004; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Ḥasan Wa-Naʻīmah

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Based on traditonal Egyptian folk tale, the film tells the story of a penniless troubador singer who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy farmer.
DVD
2004; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Āh Min Ḥawāʼ

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A handsome vet finds himself obliged to tame a beautiful but wild woman.
DVD
1962
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Sirr Ṭāqīyat Al-Ikhfāʼ: The Secret of the Vanishing Cap

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A young journalist discovers a magic hat that renders him invisible. With his discovery he performs some good works, until some bad men steal the magic hat for themselves. Can he recover this special hat, especially when everyone around him thinks he has lost his mind?
DVD
1959
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Al-Unthá Wa-Al-Dhiʼāb

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A gangster who runs a brothel tries to recruit a young woman by promising to marry her. When she discovers the truth she escapes. The gangster sends his thugs to kill her by drowning in the Nile but she is rescued by Adʹham, a passer by who wanted to call the police. However, the thugs manage to kill her. Adʹham plans revenge with the help of the police and the victim's sister who looks just like her.
DVD
1975
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Shāṭiʼ Al-Gharām

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A rich, young bachelor falls in love with a beautiful, but penniless young woman, to the dismay of his family.
DVD
2002; 1950
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Sikirtīr Māmā

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An acrobat who performs on a motorbike during religious festivals so closely resembles a missing rich man that the rich man's daughter he is her missing father. As he gets to know her family the girls mother falls in love with him.
DVD
1969
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Kāna-- Wa-Kāna-- Wa-Kāna--

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An obscure but talented writer whose works are attributed to others and is satisfied with receiving the leftovers of famous writers falls in love with a simple girl who aspires to marry him. While he tries one day to save the life of man who was about to drown he takes off his clothes and leave them on the shore. People think he is dead. His friends in the literary association decide to hold a memorial service for him. He hears about the service and decides to attend it.
DVD
1977
Clemons (Stacks)