MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,051 this week

Love and Faith (1961)
"Wa Islamah" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 93 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 88 titles
created 21 May 2012
 
a list of 1537 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 78 titles
created 02 Dec 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 11 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Love and Faith" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love and Faith (1961)

Love and Faith (1961) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love and Faith.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story of Amna as she plots her revenge on the engineer who destroyed her family's honor.

Director: Henry Barakat
Stars: Faten Hamama, Ahmed Mazhar, Amina Rizk
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Henry Barakat
Stars: Rushdy Abaza, Zahret El Ola, Hussein Riad
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Salah Abouseif
Stars: Soad Hosny, Ahmed Mazhar, Hamdy Ahmed
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Henry Barakat
Stars: Anwar Wagdi, Samia Gamal, Madiha Yousri
Al karnak (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Aly Badrakhan
Stars: Farid Shawqi, Soad Hosny, Nour El-Sherif
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A corrupt mayor, who rules the village's people with power and injustice, forces another poor man's wife secretly to marry him in order to have a child.

Director: Salah Abouseif
Stars: Soad Hosny, Shukry Sarhan, Sanaa Gamil
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Ahmed Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tewfik El Dekn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Salah Abouseif
Stars: Farid Shawqi, Omar Sharif, Amina Rizk
The Leech (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man from the country arrives in Cairo to finish his education. His landlady, a widow and successful businesswoman in the quarter of the Citadel, seduces him. Although she teaches ... See full summary »

Directors: Salah Abouseif, Amin Yousseff Ghurab
Stars: Shadia, Taheya Cariocca, Shukry Sarhan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Fatin Abdel Wahab
Stars: Shadia
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dramatic rendition of a real life crime wave that terrorized the city of Alexandria, Egypt, between the years 1920 and 1922. Women are disappearing without a trace in what looked like the ... See full summary »

Director: Salah Abouseif
Stars: Anwar Wagdi, Negma Ibrahim, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Fatin Abdel Wahab
Stars: Rushdy Abaza, Lobna Abdel Aziz
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lobna Abdel Aziz ...
Jihad (as Lubna Abd el Aziz)
Ahmed Mazhar ...
Mahmoud
Farid Shawqi ...
Baltay
Rushdy Abaza ...
Salam the Councelor
Imad Hamdi ...
Ezz El Din Aibak
Mahmoud El-Meliguy
Hussein Riad
Taheya Cariocca ...
Queen Shagaret El Dor
Naima Wasfy ...
Aibak's First Wife
Zuzu Hamdi ...
Queen's Maid
Abbas Fares ...
Bazuga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Carelli ...
Prince Aktai
Federico Chentrens
Mario Dionisi
Folco Lulli ...
Prince Aktai
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 October 1961 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Sword of Islam  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Italian/Egyptian peplum
5 December 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Well this is certainly an oddity if ever there was one, the first, and quite possibly only, Italian/Egyptian co-production, with an appropriate budget.

It would appear that there were two versions of the film shot simultaneously, one using an all-Egyptian cast-which is the only one currently available and the one reviewed here, and another version using the more familiar likes of Pampanini and Lulli in the leads but retaining the Egyptian supporting cast.

Don't let the title put you off, while there is mention of the Islamic religion and the female lead is named Jihad (solely so she can stand on a rock during the final battle shouting "to Jihad" it would appear), this is far less preachy and in your face about it's religion than many American and Italian productions like, say, Ben-Hur.

The storyline is downright ridiculous, but enjoyably so, mixing real-life events and characters with a couple of royal offspring, Jihad and Mahmoud, branded and sold into slavery as children for their own safety, then rediscovered years later as adults by the now blind protector who first sold them.

When the wicked Sultana Shagrat al-Durr (Cariocca) and her equally obnoxious suitors are assassinated in succession the throne is left open for Mahmoud (Mazhar) to conveniently step in just as the Mongols (here referred to throughout as taters!) are about to invade-an authentic event dating from 1260.

The Egyptian DVD release has been nicely restored, though the letterboxed print is slightly condensed, and it does contain English subtitles.

The acting is, for the most part, more controlled than in other Egyptian films of the period that I've seen, but still works better today for a western audience as camp comedy than historical tale.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Andrew Marton darrellmc
Discuss Love and Faith (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?