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Egypt by Three (1953)

| Drama | April 1953 (USA)
Three stories of Egyptian locale: 1) Deals with murder and violence, 2) Pilgrimage to Mecca, and 3) Comedy about desert life. First American picture filmed entirely in Egypt.

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Narrator
Ann Stanville ...
The Girl (first episode)
Jackie Craven ...
The Wife (first episode)
Paul Campbell ...
Knife Thrower (first episode)
Abbas Fares ...
Caravan Sheik (second episode)
Charles Fawcett ...
American Doctor (second episode)
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Egyptian Doctor (second episode)
Hassan el Baroudi ...
Magician (second episode)
Charles Mendick ...
Charlie (third episode)
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Nick (third episode)
Nabila Nouhy ...
Miriam (third episode)
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Three stories of Egyptian locale: 1) Deals with murder and violence, 2) Pilgrimage to Mecca, and 3) Comedy about desert life. First American picture filmed entirely in Egypt.

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3 Histórias do Egipto  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Fascinating little known film
10 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this a six because the atmosphere and brilliant location camera work make this a fascinating experience. The "old fashioned" attitudes criticized by the other reviewer were not really that old fashioned for westerners in the early fifties! The film world didn't (and hasn't) budged much in its depiction of Middle Eastern societies. The three stories are fascinating, if not too well matched--how does a fairly conventional romance tale sit beside a very unusual story about the plague and a unique tale of two bumbling Yankee crooks stranded in a Coptic Christian town? The metaphorical language and strange subject matter does, however set this above the usual Hollywood fluff about the Middle East.

Again a six, mostly for the fascinating location work, which gives this film an amazingly authentic atmosphere.


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