Casbah

Casbah

John Berry (1948)

81min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Crooner Tony Martin steps into the shoes of Charles Boyer in this thoroughly entertaining remake of Algiers, which was itself a reworking of the classic Pepe le Moko. This is enthrallingly romantic or excruciatingly corny, depending on your point of view, but there's no denying the pleasure afforded by Harold Arlen and Leo Robin's musical numbers. Peter Lorre gives arguably his best Hollywood performance, there's the sultry allure of Yvonne De Carlo, and watch very closely for the briefest glimpse of a young Eartha Kitt.

Summary

The ruthless leader of a band of thieves manages to evade the clutches of the police in the labyrinthine Casbah of Algiers, until he falls for a beautiful Parisian tourist, and resolves to leave his lair to declare his love. Romantic musical, starring Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Yvonne de Carlo and Marta Toren. Directed by John Berry.

Cast & Crew

Pepe le Moko Tony Martin
Insp Slimane Peter Lorre
Gaby Marta Toren
Inez Yvonne De Carlo
Omar Hugo Haas
Louvain Thomas Gomez
Carlo Douglas Dick
Odette Katherine Dunham
Director John Berry
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD
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