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Film TitleFilm Title in ArabicYear of Production
Country of Prodcution
Country of Film Location
Film Length
Film TypeFilm GenreProduction Company
Prodcuer--Last Name
Prodcuer--First Name
Director--First Name
Director--Last Name
Actor # 1--Last Name
Actor # 1--First Name
Actor # 2--Last Name
Actor # 2--First Name
CinematographerSynopsis
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Consulate Square in Alexandria (Mohammed Ali Square)ميدان القناصل بالاسكندرية (ميدان محمد علي)1897FranceEgyptscenic
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Visit by His High Excellency to the Scientific Embassy in Sidi Abul-Abbas Mosqueزيارة الجناب العالي للمعهد العلمي في مسجد سيدي أبي العباس 1907EgyptEgyptdocumentaryAzizi and Doris ShopOrfanelli (?)AlviseConsidered by Ali Abu Shadi as the first Egyptian film, since it was financed by Egyptian money and prodcued by an Egyptian entity
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Sporting Holidays in Frere Schoolالاعياد الرياضية في مدرسة الفرير1907EgyptEgyptAzizi and Doris Shop
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Nile Palace Playground in al-Jazeerahملعب قصر النيل بالجزيره1909EgyptEgypt
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Celebration of the funeral for the Late Mustafa Pasha Kamelالاحتفال بجنازة المغفور له مصطفى باشا كامل1909EgyptEgypt
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The Return of His Excellency the Khedive from Meccaرجوع جناب الخديوي من مكة المكرمه1910EgyptEgypt
Deptiction of the return welcome held for his excellency and the festive decorations assembled in his honor
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The Race near House Portالسباق بقرب مينا هاوس1911EgyptEgypt
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Worshipers Exiting the Grand Roman Catholic Cathedral in Fajalahخروج المصلين من الكنيسة الكاتدرائية الكبرى للروم الكاثوليك بالفجاله1911EgyptEgypt
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Travel of the Honourable Mahram from Egyptسفر المحمل الشريف من مصر1912EgyptEgyptdocumentary
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The Khedive Receiving of the Crown Prince of Austria in Cairoإستقبال الخديوي لولي عهد النمسا بالقاهرة1912EgyptEgyptdocumentary
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In the Streets of Alexandriaفي شوارع الإسكندريه1912EgyptEgyptscenicLagranAccording to Abul-Min'im Sa'd this was the first film to depcit Egyptian scenes, which contradicts that early Lumiere films as noted by Farid
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The Fighting Dervishes of the DesertN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortadventure/thrillerThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneClarkJackGeorge K. Hollister
The Kalem Co. traveled to Egypt and Palestine in 1912 and shot several pictures directed by Olcott and written/starring Gauntier, in the case of the narrative films.
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EgyptN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.
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Egypt the mysteriousN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.
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Luxor, EgyptN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGene
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Dust of the DesertN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortdramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottMcGowanJ. P.
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Making Photoplays in EgyptN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
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An Arabian TragedyN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortdramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
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Captured by BedouinsN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortadventureThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
An American officer disguises himself as an Arab in order to rescue an American woman kidnapped by Arab tribesmen.
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Tragedy of the DesertN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortwestern dramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
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Winning a WidowN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortromantic dramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
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Nile HippopotamusN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.
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A Pet of the Cairo ZooN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.
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Egyptian SportsN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.
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A Prisoner of the HaremN/A1912USEgyptnarrtive shortromantic dramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGene
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Down Through the AgesN/A1912USEgyptnarrative shortdramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
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Along the River NileN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottMcGowanJ.P.
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The Poacher's PardonN/A1912USEgypt (?)narrative shortdramaThe Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottMcGowanJ.P.
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Ancient Temples of EgyptN/A1912USEgypt
documentary short
The Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
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From the Manger to the CrossN/A1912US
Egypt, Palestine, Syria
71 minnarrative feature
historical biography
The Kalem Co.SidneyOlcottGauntierGeneMcGowanJ.P.
An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise men. After a stay in Egypt to avoid King Herod, his family settles in Nazareth. After years of preparation, Jesus gathers together a group of disciples, and then begins to speak publicly and to perform miracles, inspiring hope in many of his listeners, but also arousing some dangerous opposition.
This film exists
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Flower War in al-Jazeerahحرب الزهور في الجزيرة1913EgyptEgyptdocumentary
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The Solar Engine in Ma'adiالمحرك الشمسي بالمعادي1913EgyptEgyptdocumentaryAziz and Dorès ShopBandarli/DorèsAziz/Umberto
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Cairo, The Capital of Egypt1914?Egyptsplit reeltraveloguePathe
A bird's eye veiw gives the viewer the observer an excellent idea of the size of this ancient city. The tombs ofthe khalifs, and the ancient buidlings near trolley tracks, the barracks and the English section of the city show how far the city has advanced of late
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Reception for 'Aziz (Bey) al-Masriحفلة إستقبال عزيز بك المصري1914EgyptEgyptdocumentaryAziz and Dorès ShopBandarli/DorèsAziz/Umberto
Documentation of the goings on in the rception held in celebration of the arrival of the military leader to Alexandria
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Visit to the Animal Hospital Pens in Muharram Beyزيارة لحظائر مستشفى الرفق بالحيوان في محرم بك1915EgyptEgyptdocumentaryAziz and Dorès ShopBandarli/DorèsAziz/Umberto
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Film of Abdul-Rahman Salheen (owner of Egyptian Kloub cinema nad hotel)1915EgyptEgyptdocumentaryAccording to Abdul-Min'im Sa'd, this was the first documentary film shot and screened in Egypt
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Arrival of the Sultan in Alexandriaوصول السلطان إلى الإسكندرية1915EgyptEgyptdocumentary
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The Visit of the Khedive Ismail to al-Mursi Abu al-Abbas Mosque in Alexandria 1915EgyptEgyptNewsreelOrfanelliAlvise
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The Temples of Luxor, Egypt1917USEgypttravelogueMutual Film
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The Bedawin's Honourشرف البدوي1917/18 (?)Egypt/ItalyEgyptnarrative short
The Egyptian Italian Cinema Company
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The Deadly Flowersالزهور القاتله1917/18(?)Egypt/ItalyEgyptnarrative short
The Egyptian Italian Cinema Company
KarimMohammadAccording to Abdul-Min'im Sa'd, Karim's performance was the first in Egyptian cinema for an Egyptian
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Toward the Abyssنحو الهاويه1917/18(?)Egypt/ItalyEgyptnarrative short
The Egyptian Italian Cinema Company
According to Abdul-Min'im Sa'd, this was the first film made by the Egyptian Italian Cinema Company
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Madame Lorettaمدام لوريتا
1919 (first exhibition)
narrative shortcomedyLaritchy (sp?)al-JazayirlyFawzi
Egyptian Kloub
Screenplay drawn from al-Jazayirly's comdeic play
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The American Auntالخالة الأمريكية1920EgyptEgyptnarrative shortcomedy
Laritchy (sp?)/Bonvelli (according to Abu Shadi)
al-KassarAliClaude Ricano
Adapted from the English play Uncle Charlie by writer/actor Amin Sidqi who also acted in the film, as did Alfrid Haddad. This was the first filmic appearance by Kassar who in this film played the role of a woman
Screenplay ramake of Charley's Aunt (1915). Screened in Cinema Radium on May 10, 1920. Silent film in two parts.
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Race Days in Sporting Club in Alexandria (May 8 race)آيام السباق في نادي سبورتنج بلإسكندرية (سباق ٨ مايو)1920EgyptEgyptnewsreel
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Review of Egyptian Scoutsإستعراض الكشافة المصرية1920EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Funeral of Farid Bey in Cairoجنازة فريد بك في القاهرة1920EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Race Days in Sporting Club in Alexandria (June 26 race)آيام السباق في نادي سبورتنج بلإسكندرية (سباق ٢٦ يونيو)1920EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Visit by Sultan Ahmed Fouad to Damanhurزيارة السلطان أحمد فؤاد لدمنهور1920EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The Nation celebrates its new Prime Minister Adli Yakan Pasha in Cairoالأمة تحتفل برئيس وزرائها الجديد عدلي باشا يكن في القاهرة1921EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Saad Zaghloul Pasha's Return from Abroadعودة سعد باشا زغلول من الخارج1921EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Saad Zaghloul Pasha's Returnعودة سعد باشا زغلول 1921EgyptEgyptNewsreel
According to Abu Shadi, this film was given a different title in Cairo than the one listed herewith (which I assume was the Alexandrian title): عودة الزعيم الوطني الكبير من منفاه بجزيرة مالطةThe Return of the Great National Leader from His Exile on the Island of Malta
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Sugarcaneقصب السكر1921EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The Bazaars of Cairo1921USEgypttravelogueBurton Holmes Travel
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Azizi Bey, Anarchistعزيز بك الفوضوي1921Egypt/FranceFrancenarrative shortcomedyEddeM.F.
According to Abu Shadi, this actor was a star. This film has been listed despite being reportedly shot outside of Egypt, because it was exhbited in the country in 1921
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Alexandriaالإسكندرية1922EgyptEgypt
non-narrative short
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On the Banks of the Nileعلى ضفاف التيل1922EgyptEgypt
non-narrative short
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The Great City in Egyptالمدينة العظيمة في مصر1922EgyptEgypt
non-narrative short
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From Cairo to the Pyramidsمن القاهرة إلى الأهرام1922EgyptEgypt
non-narrative short
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Cladding Procession and the Mahmal's Travelموكب الكسوة و سفر المحمل1922EgyptEgypt
non-narrative short
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King Fouad's Visit to the Azhar Mosqueزيارة الملك فؤاد للجامع الأزهر1922EgyptEgypt
non-narrative short
According to Abu Shadi, this film is in several parts
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Suliman's Ringخاتم سليمان1922EgyptEgyptnarrative shortcomedyLeonareLaritchiMunibFouziAlvise OrfanelliThis film featured Fouzi Munib's troupe
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The Shepherd King1923USEgypt, Palestine90 minnarrative featuredrama

J GordonEdwardsMersereauVioletDarclea
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Tut-ankh Amen's TombN/A1923UKEgypt4 minnewsreelTopical Budget?This film exists
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In the Land of Tutankhamunفي بلاد توت عنخ آمون1923EgyptEgypt80 minnarrative featureRosettoVictorVictorRosettoAndreaAristide HaagMarbertJohn
Mohamed Bayoumi
The film's plot relates to the discovery of the famous burial in 1923, the granddest cultural event of the year in Egypt
Also featuring actors Poland Weris Fouzi Munib
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His Majesty King Fouad I Visit Schools in Cairoجلالة الملك فؤاد الأول يزور مدارس القاهرة1923EgyptEgyptnewsreel
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His Majesty the King in the Race Partyجلالة الملك في حفلة السباق1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Treasures of Luxorكنوز الأقصر1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Major annual sports competition in the Lycee Francais in Alexandriaالمسابقة الرياضية السنوية الكبرى في الليسيه فرانسيه بالإسكندرية1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Flower Festival and Queen of the Festعيد الزهور و ملكة العيد1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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His Majesty King Fouad I in the Amr Mosqueجلالة الملك فؤاد الأول في جامع عمرو1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The Arrival of the Former Sultan of Turkey to Alexandriaوصول سلطان تركيا السابق إلى الإسكندرية1923EgyptEgyyptNewsreel
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The Mahmal Procession and Noble Cladddingموكب المحمل و الكسوة الشريفة1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The official reception in the Ras el-Tin Palaceالإستقبال الرسمي في قصررأس التين1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The official reception in Saraya Abdeenالإستقبال الرسمي في سراي عابدين1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The Mahmal's Travelسفر المحمل1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Return of the Mahmal not Having Performed the Hajjرجوع المحمل بدون تأدية الحج1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Visit by Lord Hadley and his colleagues to Cairoزيارة اللورد هدلي و زملائه للقاهرة1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Crossing the Gulfقطع الخليج1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Scene of the Festival's Missilesمنظر صواريخ المهرجان1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The arrival of Saad Zaghloul Pasha to Alexandriaوصول سعد زغلول باشا إلى الإسكندرية1923EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The Forced Marriage of Azizi Beyالزواج الإضطراري لعزيز بك1923Egypt/FranceEgyptnarrative shortcomedy
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Danger of Spittingخطر البصق1923EgyptEgypt
educational short
RosettoVictor
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Barsoum Looks for a Jobبرسوم يبحث عن وظيفة1923EgyptEgyptnarrativee shortcomedyBayoumiMohamedMohamedBayoumiWakimBisharahZakiAbdelhamid
Mohamed Bayoumi
Bayoumi's son Mohamed Yousif acted in the film, which still exists
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The Egyptian Nation Welcomes Receiving President Saad Zaghloul Pashaترحيب الأمة المصرية باستقبال الرئيس سعد زغلول باشا1923EgyptEgyptNewsreelBayoumiMohamed
This is the only edition of Bayoumi's newsreel Amon, which he promoted as the first newsreel to be overseen and created by an Egyptian national
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The Opening of Tutankhamun's Tombإفتتاح مقبرة توت عنخ آمون1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelProsperri Oriental Film, CairoProsperriPascal
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The Opening of the Egyptian Parliamentإفتتاح البرلمان المصري1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelCinema Clipper
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The Opening of the Egyptian Parliamentإفتتاح البرلمان المصري1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
Cinema American Cosmographe, Alexandria
This is a 'Aziz and Doris production
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King Fouad's Birthdayعيد ميلاد الملك فؤاد1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelProsperri Oriental Film, Cairo
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Sprting Games in the Ahali Clubالألعاب الرياضية في النادي الأهلي1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The Egyptian Parliament, a Document from within and Abroadالبرلمان المصري وثيقة من الداخل و الخارج1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Horse Breeding in Egyptتربية الخيول بمصر1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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The King and Saad Zaghloul in the Last Friday Prayer of Ramadanالملك و سعد زغلول في صلاة الجمعة الأخيرة من رمضان1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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His Majesty the King in Amr Mosqueصاحب الجلالة الملك في جامع عمرو1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelProsperri Oriental Film, Cairo
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King Fouad's Journey from Cairo to Alexandriaرحلة الملك فؤاد من القاهرة إلى الإسكندرية1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelProsperri Oriental Film, Cairo
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Queen of Belgium's Stay in Cairoإقامة ملكة بلجيكا في القاهرة1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelProsperri Oriental Film, Cairo
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Prince Leopold Climbs the Pyramid of Cheopsالأمير ليوبولد يتسلق هرم خوفو1924EgyptEgyptNewsreelProsperri Oriental Film, Cairo
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A Sports Festival in the Police School in Cairo in the Presence of Saad Zaghloul Pashaعيد رياضي في مدرسة البوليس بالقاهرة بحضورسعد زغلول باشا1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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Saad Zaghloul Pasha's Visit to the Camps of Egyptian Scoutsزيارة سعد زغلول باشا لمعسكرات الكشافة المصرية1924EgyptEgyptNewsreel
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