1. Naima Akef dances in a scene from the 1962 Egyptian film 'Al Haqeeba al Sawda' (The Black Suitcase الحقيبة السوداء).

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  2. This is Egyptian bellydancer Naima Akef (1929-1966) in a scene from the 1952 film 'Ya Halawet al Hob' ((Oh) The Sweetness of Love يا حلاوة الحب ). Naima Akef starred along with Mohamed Fawzi (the singer in this scene), Lola Sedky, Soliman Bey Naguib, Wedad Hamdy and Zeinat Sedki.
    Aside from being a great singer, Mohamed Fawzi (1918-1966) composed the music for the Algerian national anthem 'Kassaman'.

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  3. Naima Akef wearing an orange costume in a scene from the 1964 Egyptian colour production 'Amir al Dahaa' (أمير الدهاء ). Naima Akef retired shortly after making this film to care for her child and sadly she died two years later while still in her mid-30s.
    The film is known as 'The Prince of Cunning' AKA 'The Crafty One' AKA 'The Artful Prince' AKA 'The Prince of Savvy' (well, you get the idea I'm sure) and is based on French writer Alexandre Dumas' book, 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. It starred Farid Shawki, Shwaiker, Naima Akef, Tawfiq Daqn and Mahmoud Morsi.
    Background: The film is a colour remake, complete with the same dialogue, of a 1950 black and white film 'Amir el Antikam' ('Prince of Revenge') which starred Anwar Wagdy. The dance scenes in the earlier movie were performed by Samia Gamal.
    Movie trivia: 1. Farid Shawki who's the star of this film, had a small part in the earlier production. 2. Both the 1950 and 1964 version of the story were directed by Henri Barakat. 3. The dubbed English language version of this film was released in the US with the grand title 'Vengeance of the Desert'. (Thanks to Lynette of Serpentine.)

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  4. Naima Akef in the 1955 film 'Aziza' (عزيزة) the story of two orphaned sisters with Akef playing both parts. The film also starred Farid Shawki, Shukry Sarhan and Emad Hamdy.

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  5. Naima Akef wearing a white costume in a scene from the 1964 Egyptian colour production 'Amir al Dahaa' (أمير الدهاء ). Naima Akef retired shortly after making this film to care for her child and sadly she died two years later while still in her mid-30s.
    The film is known as 'The Prince of Cunning' aka 'The Crafty One' aka 'The Artful Prince' aka 'The Prince of Savvy' (well, you get the idea I'm sure) and is based on French writer Alexandre Dumas' book, 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. It starred Farid Shawki, Shwaiker, Naima Akef, Tawfiq Daqn and Mahmoud Morsi.
    Background: The film is a colour remake, complete with the same dialogue, of a 1950 black and white film 'Amir el Antikam' ('Prince of Revenge') which starred Anwar Wagdy. The dance scenes in the earlier movie were performed by Samia Gamal.
    Movie trivia: 1. Farid Shawki who's the star of this film, had a small part in the earlier production. 2. Both the 1950 and 1964 version of the story were directed by Henri Barakat. 3. The dubbed English language version of this film was released in the US with the grand title 'Vengeance of the Desert'. (Thanks to Lynette of Serpentine.)

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