Tuesday 08 June 2021
Books- Mustafa Hamza:
Although the beginning of the career of producer “Ramses Naguib” was as an actor in the movie “Ibn Al-Balad”, he preferred to stay behind the scenes behind the camera, and over the years, the young registrar became one of the most important producers of Egyptian cinema, and he is credited with discovering a group of the most prominent Its stars and stars, led by Nadia Lutfi, Lubna Abdel Aziz, and Naglaa Fathi.
With the anniversary of the birth of the most famous producer in Egypt, Ramses Naguib, who was born on June 8, 1921, we monitor some of the battles he fought when rejecting or accepting the talents he presented, foremost of which is the attempt to prevent the marriage of Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif.
In his memoirs, which were published under the title “50 Years on the Press Train”, writer Musa Sabry revealed the role of producer Ramses Naguib in trying to prevent the marriage of the artist Faten Hamama and the artist Omar Sharif, and wrote: “The producer Ramses Naguib called me, and told me that Faten Hamama is in danger.” And I’m the only one who can save her, and how, Ramses. He told me that she loved the new actor Omar Sharif, and that she decided to marry him, and that meant the collapse of Faten Hamamas image, in front of the public opinion in which he loves the ideal good girl in all her roles. Especially since Omar Sharif is a Christian of religion. “.
The writer added: “Ramses was begging me to call and meet her, to convince her of the danger of this marriage to her artistic future.”
“Anger” by Soad Hosni and “Afrah” by Naglaa Fathi
After Soad Hosni participated in the movie “The Second Wife”, which was produced by Ramses Naguib, she demanded an increase in her wages, but the request was rejected on his part, and he decided to assign the starring of his next movie with a new face in her place.
Indeed, Ramses Naguib carried out the threat, and in 1968 he assigned the starring of the movie “Afrah” to the new face of the artist, Naglaa Fathi, after seeing pictures of her in Al-Kawakeb magazine.
“Choose the head” Ahmed Zaki
In 1975, before presenting the movie “Al-Karnak”, producer Ramses Naguib strongly rejected the participation of the artist Ahmed Zaki in the work championship in front of the artist Soad Hosni, and he told the screenwriter and dialogue writer Mamdouh Al-Leithi: “Soad Hosni loves this brown boy.”
According to what the journalist Amr El-Leithi said in an article he published on his Facebook page, “My father, Mamdouh El-Leithi, responded to the product: “I am not Soad Hosni, Professor Ramses, this is Zainab Diab, the daughter of Al-Moallem Diab, a head meat seller in Al-Hussainiya’s Dabis neighborhood.” Ramses Najib responded Also, Souad Hosni, our Cinderella, who made lost love, the well of deprivation, and Zuzu, if this happened, the movie would be a terrible fall and the masses would hit you, because they would not agree that Souad loves this boy, he will never be a star.
And about Ahmed Zaki’s position, Amr wrote: “Ahmed swept his eyes, and told him to speak, Professor Mamdouh. Tell me frankly, I will not do the role? My father shook his head in the affirmative.
Producer Ramses Naguib had discovered during his career many stars such as Nadia Lutfi and Lubna Abdel Aziz “before his marriage to her”, and he was the first to introduce color films to Egyptian cinema, and among the most prominent films produced by “Al Karnak”, “The Well of Deprivation”, and ” Islamah”, “The Bride of the Nile”, “The Thin Thread”, “I am free”, and others.