Here is the first of two performances by Nemat Mokhar (1939-1982) from the 1959 Egyptian movie ‘Hobb wa Dalaa’ (Love and Flirtation حب ودلع ). ) The singer is Hoda Sultan (1925-2006). The film also starred Salah Nazmi (1918-1991), Hussein Riad (1897-1965) and Magda el Khatib (1943-2006).
This is Naemat Mokhtar performing in a scene from the 1953 Egyptian film “The Bread Seller” (Bayieat al Khubz بائعة الخبز). The film starred Amina Rizk, Magda, Shukry Sarhan and Shadia. Now what’s really interesting is that Shukry Sarhan and Magda are actually miming the words of "Ana Ahouak" and the voices are those of Abdel Halim Hafez (yes, really!) and Berlanti Hassan. Neither Abdel Halim Hafez (1929 –1977) nor Berlanti Hassan (1932-1959) appear in person in the movie. The “Gulf News” here in the U.A.E. confirms this “…one of these earlier films, ‘Bread Seller’ in 1953, starred the late well-known Egyptian actor Shukry Sarhan who was supposedly singing, but with Abdul Halim’s voice. “
Nemat Mokhtar dances in a scene from the 1956 Egyptian film 'Kafeya ya Eyn' (Dry Your Eyes aka No More Tears كفاية يا عين) which starred the two men at table, two of the best 'baddies' in the business, Mahmoud al Meliji and Stefan Rosti. Also starring were Kamal al Shinnawi, Zeinab Sedki and Magda.
This is Egyptian bellydancer Nemat Mokhtar dancing in a scene from the 1960 comedy 'The Magic Lantern' (El Fanous el Sehri الفانوس السحرى ). The film starred Ismail Yassine, Kariman, Sharifa Maher and Abdel Salem al Nabulsi. You may notice that Ismail Yassin is pointing to himself at the start of the scene. This is because he plays the part of a man named Mustafa and, as any dancer or anyone who's ever been to an Arabic/Greek/Armenian/Macedonian/Turkish party already knows, the song is titled 'Ya Mustafa'.
Trivia: The lyrics to this song include the immortal words "Chérie je t'aime, chérie je t'adore, como la salsa del pomodoro' (I love you, I adore you, like tomato sauce).