Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

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Gaby
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Grandpere
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Regis
Walter Kingsford ...
Louvain
Paul Harvey ...
Janvier
Stanley Fields ...
Carlos
Johnny Downs ...
Pierrot
Charles D. Brown ...
Max
Robert Greig ...
Andre Giraux
Leonid Kinskey ...
L'Arbi
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Aicha
Nina Koshetz ...
Tania (as Mme. Nina Koshetz)
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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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You've Got A Date With Danger, A Rendezvous With Romance In The Glamorous, Mysterious Algiers . . Make A Date Now !

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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5 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The film entered the public domain in the USA in 1966, due to the claimants failing to renew its copyright registration 28 years after publication, so that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Pepe le Moko: What did you do before?
Gaby: Before what?
Pepe le Moko: Before... the jewels.
Gaby: I wanted them.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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C'est la vie
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Ann Ronell
Performed by Charles Boyer
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murky, but grand
6 July 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've heard of this movie, and when I finally had a chance to view it, I was hooked. I actually thought I was in Algiers and the casbah. When I first saw Hedy Lamarr make her entrance, I was hooked again. What a vision of beauty. I could see now when fans talk about legendary beauties of Hollywood, she is most mentioned. Charles Boyer was great as Pepe La Moko, and so was Gene Lochart as the informer. To me, the ending was most tragic, and I will never forget the fading ship sailing away and Hedy's vision, never to see her lover again. No wonder its a classic. They don't make movies like these anymore, the pity of it all.


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