Tewfik Saleh

Tewfik Saleh (Arabic: توفيق صالح) was an Egyptian film director and writer.


Saleh was born on 27 October 1926, in Alexandria. Although his father was against his interest in movies, he still considered movies to be his major interest. In 1949, he graduated from Victoria College of Alexandria.[1] He died on 18 August 2013 in Cairo.[2]


His first film was Fools' Alley (1955), co-written by Naguib Mahfouz. Other movies include Struggle of Heroes (Sirâ’el abtâl) (1962) and The Rebels (el Moutamarridoun) (1968)[3] among others.


  1. "Tewfik Saleh, AlexCinema". Bibalex.org. 1926-10-27. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. "Tawfiq Saleh (1926 – 2013) - Film - Arts & Culture - Ahram Online". English.ahram.org.eg. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  3. Armes, Roy. Dictionary of African Filmmakers. p. 180.
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