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Legendary diva Umm Kulthum stars in this classic film by prolific Egyptian musical-romance director Ahmed Badrakhan about a poor nurse who falls in love with the son of one of her wealthy patients. Abandoned by her husband while pregnant, she must fight her husband's wealthy and powerful family in court. A rare treat, this film features nine of Umm Kulthum's most famous songs by composers Mohamed Al Asabgui and Riad Al Sunbati.


Umm Kulthum is considered one of the greatest Arab musicians who ever lived. For over fifty years, she stunned the Arab world with her unmatchable voice; her vocals able to penetrate hearts and express the soul of nations. Her lyrics were written by poets who eagerly offered their pieces to her in hopes of becoming the next esteemed songwriter ordained into her repertoire.

  • Year
    1947
  • Runtime
    126 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic
  • Country
    Egypt
  • Director
    Ahmed Badrakhan
  • Screenwriter
    Mustafa Amin
  • Cast
    Umm Kulthum, Suleiman Naguib, Zuzu Shakeeb, Saneya Shawky, Anwar Wagdi
  • Cinematographer
    Abdelhalim Nasr
  • Editor
    Kamal Asshaikh
  • Music
    Muhammad Al Asabgui, Riad Al Sunbati