Production info

Ahib el Ghalat
أحب الغلط
Egypt, 1942

Taheya Carioca ( تحية كاريوكا ), Hussein Sedki ( حسين صدقي )
Directed by Hussein Fawzi


In this movie famed bellydancer Taheya Carioca (Abla Muhammed Karim) plays an aspiring actress and dancer who gets to play Cleopatra in an upcoming production about the famous Queen. The movie contains an 8 minute sequence that tells virtually the whole story of Cleopatra, from arriving to Caesar in a rolled up carpet to her death by an asp-bite. To impress Caesar and win him over she performs an Egyptian dance. The dance choreography in this movie was done by (reportedly Lebanese) Isaac Dickson, who was one of the most important choreographers and dance trainers in Egypt during the Golden Era of Egyptian dance and cinema.

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