Saad El Dien Wahba - Archive
CAIRO – 11 November 2017: A well recognized writer and scenarist Saad El Dien Wahba is remembered to this day for his prestigious contributions in the art of writing. On his death anniversary, Egypt Today provides glimpses of the works of the prominent Egyptian scenarist Saad El Dien Wahba.
Born in 1925, Wahba started his career as a journalist and directed many institutions, such as Al Gomhoriya Institution. He also held many prestigious positions, such as the head of various syndicates and a chief of the Egypt Writers Union.
Being a prominent author, he directed the Cairo International Film Festival in 1985.
He wrote many iconic plays, such as “Al Mahrousa”, “Koubry Al Namous” (Namous Bridge).
His career path was also directed to creating strong scripts for leading Egyptian films, such as “Meraty Moder Aam” (My Wife is a General Manager), “Al Harram” (The Forbidden), “Ard El Nefaq” (The Land of Hypocrisy), and “Oreed Halan” (I Want a Solution).
Legendary Egyptian actress Samiha Ayoub, also known as “Sayadet Al Masrah Al Aaraby” (The Lady of Arabic Theater), married Wahba who passed away in 1997 with iconic works left to be remembered.