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The Flirtation of Girls (1949)

Ghazal al-banat (original title)
In this classic musical, poor old Hamam, a modest arabic teacher, falls in love with the young and beautiful Laila, his aristocratic pupil. Soon, he must decide between his unrealistic feelings or sacrificing his love for her own good.


Anwar Wagdi


Nagib El-Rihani (dialogue) (as Naguib Al Rihani), Nagib El-Rihani (story) (as Naguib Al Rihani) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Nagib El-Rihani Nagib El-Rihani ... Hamam (as Naguib Al Rihani)
Laila Mourad ... Laila
Anwar Wagdi ... Wahid
Mahmoud Al Meleji ... Anwar
Suleiman Naguib Suleiman Naguib ... Murad
Abdulwareth Asar Abdulwareth Asar ... Marzouk
Yusuf Wahbi ... Himself
Estafan Rosti Estafan Rosti ... Cabaret Owner
Zinat Sidqi Zinat Sidqi ... Anwar's girlfriend (as Zeinat Sedki)
Mohamed Abdel Wahab Mohamed Abdel Wahab ... Himself
Farid Shawqi ... Cabaret Guest
Ferdoos Mohammed Ferdoos Mohammed ... Mashallah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sayed Abu Bakr Sayed Abu Bakr ... Suliman
Abdul Wahab Abdul Wahab


Hamam is a poor Arabic language teacher who gets sacked from a girls' elementary school for not being able to control mischievous students. He feels pessimistic about everything in life,but his freind,an employee working for a pasha finds him a job as a private teacher for his only daughter Laila in order to help her pass an exam. Laila treats Hamam like a friend and helps him to appreciate life and enjoy its qualities,and the man soon is drawn to her. Written by Anonymous

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22 September 1949 (Egypt) See more »

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Ghazal El banat was the last movie performed by Naguib El Rehany as he died in June 1949 before the first premiere in September from the same year. See more »

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It's One of the Greatest Egyptian Movie In Entire History
10 March 2017 | by HanycdSee all my reviews

It was the last movie for Naguib Al Rihani before he dies after this movie It's my favorite and this movie is one of that movies you've to watch them before you die It's important too to mention that movie contain the songs For Laila Mourad and the Composer was the Great Mohamed Abdel Wahab for all those songs

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