Directed by Niazi Mostafa and based on a story by Abdel Aziz Salam, A
Glass And A Cigarette is a captivating classic from the golden age of
Egyptian cinema. The film features several of the era’s brightest stars,
including the illustrious Samia Gamal as Hoda, a famous dancer who
gives up the spotlight to marry and start a family with Mamdouh, a
handsome young doctor who is just beginning his career. When Mamdouh’s
scheming Italian head nurse Yolanda (played with gusto by the radiant
Dalida) sets her sights on Mamdouh, Hoda’s jealousy drives her to drink,
ultimately endangering everything she holds dear.
dynamic Samia Gamal dance sequences and wonderful songs performed by
Kouka and Dalida to help lighten the mood, A Glass And A Cigarette is an
enchanting example of Egyptian melodrama at its finest. The film
features classic oriental belly dance by the marvelous Samia Gamal and
an unreleased song by Dalida titled 'La Luna Negra'. This newly
discovered gem was directed by the Niazi Mostapha in 1955.
Color: Black and White
Original Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Region: PAL, all regions (zones)
Running Time: 112'