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Pépé le Moko is a gangster from Paris that hides in Algier's Casbah. In the Casbah, he is safe and is able to elude the police's attempts to capture him. But he misses his freedom, after ... See full summary »
Pepe Le Moko, a thief who escaped from France with a fortune in jewels, has for two years lived in, and virtually ruled, the mazelike, impenetrable Casbah, "native quarter" of Algiers. A French official insists that he be captured, but sly Inspector Slimane knows he need only bide his time. The suave Pepe increasingly regards his stronghold as also his prison, especially when he meets beautiful Parisian visitor Gaby, who reminds him of the boulevards to which he dare not return...and arouses the mad jealousy of Ines, his Algerian mistress. Written by
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The main theme and the closing credits music are identical to those heard in Pépé le Moko (1937), of which this film is an extremely faithful remake, except for the way the story ends. See more »
Pepe le Moko:
You're beautiful. That's easy to say. I know that other people have told you. But what I'm telling you is different, see? For to me you're more than that.
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When complete cast credits are listed at the start of a movie and at the end, there are usually no changes. In this movie, the end credits reverse the order of the last two credits: Bert Roach follows Ben Hall. See more »
I have never heard of this film before, but have heard the famous line from it, "Let me take you to the Casbah." When I saw this at a video store I bought it (it was $2.00!!). Pepe Le Moto, I mean come on. This has got to be a really over the top one. With nothing to do, I watched it that night.
WOW!! What a film. I will go on to say that it is almost as good as Casablanca! Though it is not about the war, being made in 1938. The acting, sets, lighting, and most important, the script. I didn't experence one dull moment. In the beginning you got to learn about the characters and then it moved like crazy. The acting was superb and I can not believe that it did not win any oscars, though it did receive 4 nominations (including best actor-Boyer and best supporting actor-Lockart).
With only one other comment here, I guess no one else has seen this classic either. You simply must watch this when you get the chance!
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