Madrast Al-Mushaghebeen

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The School of Mischievous
Directed by Husameddin Mustafa
Written by Ali Salem
  • Suhair Al-Babili
  • Saeed Saleh
  • Adel Emam
  • Hadi Al Jabbar
  • Hassan Mustafa
  • Younis Shalabi
  • Ahmad Zaki
Release date
Running time
3 hours
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Madraset el-Moshaghbeen (Arabic: مدرسة المشاغبين‎‎; English: The School of Mischievous) was a comedy play written by Ali Salem and directed by Husameddin Mustafa. Ali Salem adopted the story from a US movie featured in 1967 named To Sir, with Love.[1] It starred with a cast of newcomers like Adel Emam, Saeed Saleh, Younis Shalabi, Ahmad Zaki, and Hasan Mustafa. The story is set in a school that has the 5 most notoriously mischievous students in the country who keep failing and retaking their last year of high school. The students constant pranks leads all the teachers to a mental break down which forces them to quit the school. This forces the school principal (Hasan Mustafa) to limit the school resources to one class for the 5 mischievous and to teach them himself. Later in the play another teacher (Suhair Al-Babili) volunteers to help the students using unorthodox teaching methods.

Madraset el-Moshaghbeen starred a cast of relatively new actors at the time but due to its major success in Egypt and the Middle East it led the actors into stardom. Adel Imam was praised for his comedy and kicked started his career as one of the most popular comedic actors in the Middle East. Ahmad Zaki was highly praised for his role as "Ahmed" and later did more serious roles in Film. [2]


In general, the story takes place in a school that consists of five rebellious students that are grouped together in one class, whereby the teacher in charge of that class has no control over these five students. Everytime a new teacher is put in charge of that class, they either go crazy, or end up leaving the school. Therefore, the supervisor decides to hire a new female teacher thinking that she can improve the behavior of these students. Effat, the new female teacher, becomes responsible for that class, and even though she fails to keep the class under control at the beginning. However, after many tries, Effat was able to control her students and make them behave in a more appropriate way using different techniques such as being extremely nice to the students despite their bad behavior which led all the rebellious students to fall in love with Effat, and got their parents in order to propose to Effat. She was extremely shocked at how things turned out in the class, since then all the students managed to pass by the end of the academic year. Yet, she kept explaining to them that she's their teacher and they are her students and that the road just begun towards success and accomplishments.[3]


16/5/1973 in Egypt, Rated PG 13


  • Suhair El-Babili as Effat
  • Adel Emam as Bahgat El Abasiri
  • Saeed Saleh as Morsi El Zanati
  • Younes Shalabi as Mansour
  • Hadi El-Gayyar as Lotfi
  • Ahmad Zaki as Ahmad
  • Hassan Moustafa as Abdel Moati the Principal
  • Nazeem Sha3rawi as Bahgat's father
  • Abd Allah Farghali as Allam El Mallawani
  • Samir Waly El Din as Jaber



  1. ^ Mahmud Qassim, Mausu'at al Aflam ar Rewai'ya fi Misr wal Alam al Arabi, Vol. 2, Al Hai'a al Misriya al Amma lil Kitab, 2006.
  2. ^ بوابة السينما (2010-09-18). "* ماهو المنطق ؟ // نظرة نقدية متواضعة لــ مدرسة المشاغبين // - بوابة السينما". Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "السينما - ملخص القصة : مسرحية مدرسة المشاغبين 1973". Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Madrasat El-Moshaghebeen (1973)". Retrieved 2014-03-07.