This clip is from a 1956 film 'Shabab Imra'a' (English titles 'A Woman's Youth', 'A Woman's Prime' or sometimes 'The Leech'). The film starred Taheya Karioka, Shadia, Shukry Sarhan and Suraj Munir and told the story of a country boy (Sarhan) who travels to Cairo to finish his studies. He's seduced by his landlady (Karioka) who teaches him about life and love but over time he neglects his obligations to his family, his studies and even his religion. When he tries to end the relationship she attempts to force him to give up everything he believes in. She meets a very unpleasant death at the end of the film. The scene in this clip opens with a dancer performing at a moulid (local fair). Karioka drags Sarhan's character back to her apartment, dances for him then seduces him and there's plenty of symbolism of consummation in the last scene in this clip.
According to the 'Egypt Independent', there was a dust-up between Karioka and Hollywood star Susan Hayward at the Cannes showing of 'Shabab Imra'a'. A translated article says "Famous for dazzling performance and dances, Taheya Karioka appeared in several Egyptian cinema classics. At the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, where Karioka's movie was being screened, Karioka almost pounced on Hollywood star Susan Hayward after the latter made a comment against Egypt. The trembling Hayward fled just in time before Karioka could give her a severe beating. It is said that Karioka's shoe went flying in the direction of Hayward, who deftly dodged it. The shoe ended up hitting one of the festival's guests."
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