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Casbah (1948)

Not Rated | | Crime, Musical | April 1948 (USA)
The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.

Director:

John Berry

Writers:

Leslie Bush-Fekete (screenplay) (as L. Bush-Fekete), Arnold Manoff (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Inez (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
Tony Martin ... Pepe Le Moko
Peter Lorre ... Slimane
Märta Torén ... Gaby (as Marta Toren)
Hugo Haas ... Omar
Thomas Gomez ... Louvain
Douglas Dick ... Carlo
Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham ... Odette
Herbert Rudley ... Claude
Gene Walker Gene Walker ... Roland
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Maurice
Hans Schumm ... Willem (as Andre Pola)
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Max
Virginia Gregg ... Madeline
Will Lee ... Beggar
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Storyline

Pepe Le Moko leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez, his girl friend, is infuriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby, a French visitor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casbah See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marston Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 22, 1949 with Tony Martin reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in State Fair (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray For Love
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Tony Martin and Yvonne De Carlo
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Come wiz me to the low rent Casbah
11 May 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Wrong headed semi musical remake of Algiers which is missing all the ingredients that made the first film stand out. Whoever thought that Tony Martin(?!) could be an acceptable substitute for Charles Boyer was seriously misguided or just plain crazy. While he has a fine singing voice he has zero screen presence so starting out the film has a black hole at it's center. Then there's Marta Toren in the Hedy Lamaar role, while she is certainly lovely she does not possess that elusive star quality which Hedy, although a spotty actress, had in spades. Yvonne de Carlo, an effective actress when properly cast, seems a natural for the Hedy Lamaar role but is wasted in a secondary part although top billed. Peter Lorre is the best thing here but he is similarly underused. All in all a throughly forgettable enterprise.


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