The Monster (1954 film)

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The Monster
Directed bySalah Abu Seif
Written bySalah Abu Seif
El Sayed Bedeir
Naguib Mahfouz
StarringMahmoud El-Meliguy
CinematographyAbdelhalim Nasr
Release date
Running time
115 minutes

The Monster (Arabic: El Wahsh‎, Arabic: الوحش‎) is a 1954 Egyptian crime film directed by Salah Abouseif. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It was one of the first films to be labelled as a "social thriller" by cinema writer Georges Sadoul for its use of documentary style, depictions of police abuse, and backdrop of life in the Egyptian countryside.[2]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Monster". Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  2. ^ Sadoul, Georges (1972). Dictionary of Films. Berkley: University of California Press. p. 411. ISBN 9780520021525.

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