An entertaining film from the golden age of Egyptian cinema and a platform for the musical talents of some luminous stars. The cinematography and glamour easily match any Hollywood movie from the same era. A dance star gives up her career at the height of her success to become the devoted wife and mother of an ambitious and handsome doctor. However, jealousy of one of her husband's beautiful and manipulative colleagues threatens to destroy her marriage and happiness. A young Dalida, looking like a dead ringer for Jane Russell, shines and seduces as the scheming 'bad gal' of the story and Samia Gamal, the flawed heroine, performs some spectacular belly dancing with the graceful ease of the great artist she was. The film is high on melodrama and hammy acting but it is also a screw ball comedy and my star of the show is the wise-cracking Kouka who, upon greeting one handsome guest at a party called Dr Hashish, declares, 'I'm stoned'. An interesting insight into a different period in Egypt when western freedoms and life-styles were coveted and emulated by the middle and upper classes although the film adopts a moralistic tone about the 'evils of drink' which will satisfy a conservative audience.