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Egypt by Three (1953)

Not Rated | | 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.

Director:

Victor Stoloff

Writers:

Lou Morheim (stories) (as Lou Moreheim), Fred Freiberger | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joseph Cotten ... Narrator
Ann Stanville Ann Stanville ... The Girl (first episode)
Jackie Craven Jackie Craven ... The Wife (first episode)
Paul Campbell Paul Campbell ... Knife Thrower (first episode)
Abbas Fares Abbas Fares ... Caravan Sheik (second episode)
Charles Fawcett Charles Fawcett ... American Doctor (second episode)
Mahmoud Al Meleji
Hassan el Baroudi Hassan el Baroudi ... Magician (second episode)
Charles Mendick Charles Mendick ... Charlie (third episode)
Eddie Constantine ... Nick (third episode)
Nabila Nouhy 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Histórias do Egipto See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fascinating little known film
10 May 2007 | by aemmeringSee 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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