Cairo Road

Cairo Road

David MacDonald (1950)

U Certificate
Tuesday 3:45am - 5:35am Talking Pictures TV


Our Score
This British B-movie about drug smuggling stars Eric Portman as an Egyptian detective and Laurence Harvey as his ambitious assistant. While Portman rather overplays his part, Harvey, giving one of his earliest screen performances, is fascinating to watch as a scene-stealing star on the rise. Despite some location sequences (a rarity for a low-budget production), the action is fairly slow and routine. One minor footnote: the Egyptian technical adviser is Michel Talhami, who spent years trying to finance a film about Lawrence of Arabia before producer Sam Spiegel and director David Lean made their masterpiece ahead of him.


Two British Government operatives are sent to Egypt to smash a drug-smuggling outfit whose sole aim is to make the entire world `dope-dependent.' Drama, starring Eric Portman, Laurence Harvey, and Maria Mauban.

Cast & Crew

Actor Laurence Harvey
Actor Maria Mauban
Actor Eric Portman
Actor Camelia
Director David MacDonald

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe LtdAvailable on: video