The Great Clown / Al Moharreg El Kabir

  • Release Date: 1952
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 110 minutes
  • Directed by: Youssef Chahine
  • Produced by: Abdel Halim Nasr
  • Screenplay: Mahmoud Ismail
  • Cast: Faten Hamama, Youssef Wahby, Hassan Fayek, Wedad Hamdy
  • Cinematography: Wally Noor El Deen
  • Art direction: Antoun Bolyzoys
  • Editing: Kamal Al Sheikh
  • Costume design: Ahmed Al Kassar, Abdel Aziz Nahar
  • Sound: Nasri Abdel Nour
  • Subtitles: N/A

Shihata is a poor clerk working at a rich woman’s corporation. When the husband of the woman divorces her for a third time, she is forced to marry and divorce so she can return to him, this in compliance with Islamic religious laws. Once Shihata marries her however, she dies and he inherits all her property. Now a rich man he decides to marry his old beloved neighbor Asrar who loves another. Shihata uses all his power in an attempt to win Asrar’s heart. (A popular melodrama musical)